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 Die Winterreise No. 1. Good Night (Gute Nacht)

 

As a stranger I arrived

As a stranger I shall leave

I remember a perfect day in May

How bright the flowers

How cool the breeze

 

The maiden spoke of love

The mother had kind words

But now the world is dreary

With a winter path before me

 

I can’t choose the season

To depart from this place

I won’t delay or ponder

I must begin my journey now

 

The bright moon lights my path

It will guide me on my road

I see the snow-covered meadow

I see where deer have trod

 

A voice within says – go now

Why linger and delay?

Leave the dogs to bay at the moon

Before her father’s gate

 

For love is a thing of changes

God has made it so

Ever-changing from old to new

God has made it so

 

So love delights in changes

Good night, my love, good night

Love is a thing of changes

Good night, my love, good night

 

I’ll not disturb your sleep

But I’ll write above your door

A simple farewell message

Good night, my love, good night

 

These are the last words spoken

Soon I’ll be out of sight

A simple farewell message

Good night, my love, good night.

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