[Schubert] Once on a time,
In a kingdom by the sea,
Lived a young prince sad and lonely,
[Mitzi] Under enchantment of magic mystery,
[Schubert] To be set free by one only.
[Mitzi] Weary he waited while years sped along,
Came then a maid pure and holy
[Schubert] Love broke the spell so the story books tell,
[Mitzi] And he laid at her feet this song:
[Schubert] You are my song of love, melody immortal, Echo of Paradise
Heard through Heaven’s portal
[Mitzi] Soft your music is singing, bringing
Secrets sweet in its song to me,
[Schubert] Your vision shines on me from above,
[Mitzi & Schubert] You are my song of songs,
All the glory of love.
Donnelly, Dorothy; Schubert, Franz; Berté, Heinrich; and Romburg, Sigmund, "Song of Love" (1921). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1281.
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