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Album of ten songs

Word count: 95

Song Cycle by Richard Harvey Loehr (1856 - 1927)

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1. Did the wee flowers know [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Lyrisches Intermezzo, no. 22 CAT DUT DUT FIN FRE FRE GRE HEB IRI ITA RUS SPA FRE FRE ITA SWE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Karl Edmund Robert Alberti, Evgenii Fedorovich Alenev, Johann Bernhard André, Ferdinand Gottfried Baake, Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Francis Edward Bache, Ernst Bacon, Moritz Bernard, Carl August Bertelsmann, Karl Friedrich Theodor Berthold, John Böie, János Bókay, Oskar Bolck, Frederick Brandeis, R. von Buddenbrock-Hettersdorff, Vladimir, Fürst Castriota-Scanderbeg, L. Deland, Bernard van Dieren, Heinrich Dorn, Otto Johann Anton Dütsch, Ludwig Ebert, Johann Wolfgang von Ehrenstein, Rosalind Frances Ellicott, Th. Elze, Christian Fink, Hermann Finzenhagen, Wilhelm Fischer, Don Forsythe, Robert Franz, Albert Fuchs, Johann Wilhelm Gabrielski, Heinrich Gelhaar, A. Genser, Richard von Gericke, Rudolf Gernlein, Heinrich Grosholz, Johann Benjamin Gross, Ludwig Grünberger, Friedrich Wilhelm Grund, Alfred Grünfeld, Henry Kimball Hadley, Gustav Haeser, Ivar Hallström, Ludwig Hartmann, Johann von Haszlinger, Robert Hermann, Ferdinand Hummel, John [Jacques] Jacobsson, Carl Kammerlander, Helene Kempner, O. K. Klemm, August Friedrich Martin Klughardt, Kreibich, Franz Krežma, Paul Kuczynski, Georg Karl Kulenkamp, Julius Lammers, Josephine Lang, Daniël de Lange, Gustav Langer, Reinbert de Leeuw, Amandus Leopold Leidgebel, A. E. Leipoldt, Heinrich Lemcke, Leopold Lenz, Albert von Lenz, W. Levermann, W. Lewermann, Carl Lührss, Max von Lüttwitz, Carl Major, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (misattributed), Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Richard Metzdorff, Carl Montag, Moritz Moszkowski, Elise Müller, Carl Nawratil, Victor Ernst Nessler, Gary Noland, Hermann Nürnberg, R. A. Pfennig, Edna Frida Pietsch, F. L. von Plessen, Dávid Popper, Friedrich August Pott, Proteininsky, Egon Pütz, Joachim Raff, Alexander Reichardt, Gustav Reichardt, Alfred Reisenauer, Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, August Reiter, Martin Roeder, Peter Schram, Josef Schreier, H. R. Schröder, Robert Schumann, Karl Heinrich August Siemers, A. von Sigmond, Josef Otto af Sillén, Wilhelm Stehle, Carl Stein, Julius Stern, Oscar Strasnoy, Leopold Suchsland, Madame Terminska, Sigismund Thalberg, Otto Tiehsen, Th. Trendelenburg, Wenzel Heinrich Veit, William Vincent Wallace, Severin Warteresiewicz, Arnold Wehner, Hermann Wichmann, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm, Heinrich Rudolph Willmers, Rudolf Wurmb, Max Zenger, E. Zimmermann. Go to the text.

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Did the wee flowers know what sadness
Lay hid in my wounded heart,
They would shed soft tears till weeping
Made sorrow depart.

Did the nightingales know it, darling,
This sorrow endured so long,
They would sing full-throated to comfort
A suffering heart with song.

The bright stars, did they know it,
In pity of my woe
Would fall from their places in heaven
And shine in my breast below.

They none of them know it, darling:
The wound, and the heartache, and woe;
The hand that stabbed, and the weapon,
One only can know.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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