"Long Time Ago"
di Volkslieder (Folksongs)

On the lake where droopd the willow
Long time ago,
Where the rock threw back the billow
Brighter than snow.
Dwelt a maid beloved and cherishd
By high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perished
Long time ago.
Rock and tree and flowing water
Long time ago,
Bird and bee and blossom taught her
Loves spell to know.
While to my fond words she listend
Murmuring low,
Tenderly her blue eyes glistend
Long time ago.