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Let it be forgotten

Language: English

Let it be forgotten as a flower is forgotten,
Forgotten as a fire that once was singing gold.
Let it be forgotten forever and ever.
Time is a kind friend, he will make us old.

If anyone [asks]1, say it was forgotten,
Long and long ago.
As a flower, as a fire, as a hushed foot-fall
In a long forgotten snow.


Translation(s): GER

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1 Mills: "should ask"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist by Harald Genzmer.

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:51
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Word count: 61

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