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Gentle zephyr

Language: English

Gentle Zephyr, as you fly,
If you kiss my fair one's ear,
Whisper soft that you're a sigh,
But from whose heart she must not hear.

Limpid rill, if e'er my love
Near thy gurgling runnel rove,
Murmur that from tears you rise,
But tell her not from whose sad eyes!


Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), adapted by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist by William Sterndale Bennett.

Text added to the website: 2003-10-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57
Line count: 8
Word count: 51

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Holder Zephyr

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Holder Zephyr, wenn dein Hauch
hin den Flug zur Liebsten nahm,
Künde, daß ein Seufzer du,
doch sag' ihr night, von wem er kam.

Klarer Quell, wenn je mein Lieb
willend an dem Ufer bleib,
murm'le, Tränen schwelten dich,
doch sag ihr, wer sie weinte, nicht!


Submitted by Emily Ezust

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Based on

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


Text added to the website: 2003-10-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57
Line count: 8
Word count: 46