Killing me softly

Stimmband Nr. 7

  1. I heard he sang a good song, I heard  he had a style,
    and so I came to see him and listen for a while.
    And there he was, this young boy, a stranger to my eyes
    strumming my pain with his fingers, singing my life with his words.
    Killing me softly with his song, killing me softly with his song,
    telling my whole life with his words, killing me softly with his song.
  2. I felt all flushed with fever, embarrassed by the crowd.
    I felt he found my letters and read each one out loud.
    I prayed that he would finish but he just kept right on
    strumming my pain …
  3. He sang as if he knew me, in all my dark despair.
    And then he looked right through me as if I wasn’t there.
    But he was there, this stranger singing clear and strong
    strumming my pain …
M.: Charles Fox (*1940), 1972
T.: Norman Gimbel (1927-2018)

Abendstille überall

(Kanon zu 3 Stimmen)

Stimmband Nr. 191

Abendstille überall,
nur am Bach die Nachtigall
singt ihre Weise klagend
und leise durch das Tal.

M.: Otto Laub (1805-1882)
T.: Fritz Jöde (1887-1970)