by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

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!

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

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This text was added to the website: 2003-10-20
Line count: 8
Word count: 51

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!

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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)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2003-10-20
Line count: 8
Word count: 46