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In The Woods


Performance Music: Edward MacDowell
Text: after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Composed before 1893
Published by Breitkopf & Härtel

Performed by Dawn Upshaw & Craig Rutenberg




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In The Woods

In the woods at eve I wandered,
Through the sunset's crimson light,
In the woods, in the woods at eve,
There sat Damon playing softly
On the flute for my delight;
So, la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la!

Ah he swore he loved me truly,
Begged me would l love him, too,
And bewitched me with his music,
As it thrilled the forest through;
So la la la la la la la la la la la ia la la la la la la!

Now my heart n'er ceases longing
For a lover proven false, proven false, proven false,
And that cruel, haunting music,
Still my restless soul enthralls.
So, la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la!

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