Who sang the song Words Of Love

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Lamentation (1886) Op. 105 no.3


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Five songs (Op. 105)


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Anon.

Fine love, don't you trust
Don't let him break your heart!
He wants to give nice words
It costs your young life
The leaves have fallen from the tree
With the beautiful words of all
That sung to me in spring
My heart jumped

Lament

English Translation © Richard Stokes

Dearest, do not trust him,
Then he won’t break your heart,
They'll cost you your young life,
I'll never be happy again,
For that is what happened:
The leaves have fallen from the tree
With all those fine words,
The little birds are far distant
That sang to me in spring
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Composer

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 - 3 April 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna.

Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by many.

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