Letters of love

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10 amazing songs. Including "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables and "Anthem" from Chess.

 

This album is unlike the first recorded in english, hoping later to publish it in England.

 

Two danish song are translated for this album: One is "Hymn to youth" . This is a translation from "hymne til ungdommen" (better known as "Kringsatt av Fiender"). Second is the danish song to the musical Tordenskiold "I shall find my way" (Jeg vil finde vej). The latter english lyric is written by Herbert Kretzmer, who also wrote the english lyrics to the musical Les Miserables.


 

The impossible Dream - 1993

 

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Lyrics:

 

1. So Deep Is The Night (Chopin/Melfi/Miller - arr. David Firman)
 
2. Vincent (Don McLean - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
 
3. David's Song (Peter Churchill/Joanne & Peter Churchill - arr. Peter Churchill)
 
4. She Believes In Me (Steve Gibb - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
 
5. Anthem (Andersson/Ulvaeus/Rice - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
 
6. Bring Him Home (Schönberg/Boublil/Kretzmer - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
 
7. Maybe This Time (Kander/Ebb - arr. David Firman)
 
8. The Hungry Years (Sedaka/Greenfield - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
 
9. I Shall Find My Way (James Price/Adam Price - arr. Wolfgang Käfer)
 
10. Hymn To Youth (Mortensen/Grieg/Kretzmer - arr. David Firman)

 

 

opknap 1. So Deep Is The Night
Chopin/Melfi/Miller.
Arr. Jason Carr
So deep is the night,
No moon tonight,
No friendly star
To guide me with it´s light;
Be still my heart,
Silent lest my love should be returning
From a world far apart.

So deep is the night
O lonely night,
On broken wings
My heart has taken flight
And left a dream.

In my dream our lips are blending,
Will my dream be never ending?
Will your mem`ry haunt me till I die?
Alone am I,
Deep into the night,
Waiting for the light,
Alone am I,
I wonder why?
Deep is the night.

 

 

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2. Vincent
Don McLean
Arr. Wolfgang Kâfer
Starry,starry night,
Paint your palette blue and grey,
Look out on a summer´s day,
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul.

Shadows on the hills,
Sketch the trees and the daffodils,
Catch the breeze and the winter chills,
In colors on the snowy linen land.

And now I understand
What you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen,
They did not know how,
Perhaps they`ll listen now.

Starry, starry night,
Flaming flow`rs that brightly blaze,
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent`s eyes of China blue.

Colors changing hue,
Morning fields of amber grain,
Weathered faces lined in pain,
Are soothed beneath the artist`s loving hand.

And now I understand
What you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for yuor sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen,
They did not know how,
Perhaps they`ll listen now.

For they could not love you,
But still your love was true,
And when no hope was left in sight
On that starry, starry night,
You took your life, as lovers often do;
But I could have told you Vincent,
This world was never meant for one as
Beautifull as you.

Starry, starry night,
Portraits hung in empty halls,
Frameless heads on nameless walls,
With eyes that watch the world and can`t forget.

Like strangers that you`ve met,
The ragged men in ragged clothes,
The silver thorn of bloody rose,
Lie chrushed and broken on the virgin snow.

And now I think I know
What you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen,
They`re not list`ning still,
Perhaps they never will

 

 

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3. David`s Song
Peter Churchill/ Peter & Joanne Churchill
Arr. Peter Churchill
With the Lord as my shepherd
I have everything I need,
He is with me and I follow him
Whereever he may lead.

He is here on the hillside
Where my spirit can be free
And beside the quiet waters
He is always there
A shepherd just like me.
And in the darkness
I can feel him by my side.
Through the shadows of the valley
He`s my guide.

Oh, the Lord is my shepherd
He is with me night and day
And his spirit here beside
Is my strength along the way

I will follow him forever
And whereever I may be
I will live within his keeping
`Cos he`s always there
A shepherd just like me.

I will follow him forever
And whereever I may be
I will live within his keeping
`Cos he`s always there,
A shepherd just like me

 

 

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4. She Believes In Me
Steve Gibb
Arr. Wolfgang Käfer
While she lay sleeping
I stay out all night and play my songs,
And sometimes all nights can be so long,
And it`s good when I fin`ly make it home
All alone.

While she lay dreaming
I try to get undressed without the light,
Then quietly she says ” How was the night?”
And I come to her and say it was all right.
And I hold her tight.

And she believes in me.
I`ll never know just what she sees in me.
I told her someday if she was my girl,
I could change the world
With my little songs,
I was wrong.

But she has faith in me,
And so I go on trying faithfully,
And who knows, maybe on some speciel night
If my song is right
I will find a way,

While she lays waiting
I stumble to the kitchen for a bite.
Then I see my old guitar in the night,
Just waiting for me like a secret friend,
And there`s no end.

While she lays crying
I fumble with a melody or two,
Then I`m torn between the things that I should do.
Then she says to wake her up when I am through.
God, her love is true.

And she believes in me.
I`ll never know just what she sees in me.
I told here someday if she was my girl,
I`ll change the world
With my little songs,
I was wrong.

But she has faith in me,
And so I go on faithfully,
And who knows, maybe on a speciel night
If my song is right
I will find the way
While she waits
While she waits for me.

 

 

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5.Anthem
Andersson/Ulvaus/Rice
Arr. Wolfgang Käfer

No man, no madness,
Though their sad power may prevail,
Can possess, conquer my country`s heart,
They rise to fail.

She is eternal
Long before nation`s lines were drawn,
When no flags flew, when no armies stood,
My land was born.

And you ask me why I love her
Through wars, death and desair.
She is the constant,
We who don`t care.

And you wonder, will I leave her
- But how?
I cross over borders
But I`m still there now.

How can I leave her?
Where would I start?
Let man`s petty nations tear themselves apart.
My lands only borders lie around my heart.

 

 

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6. O Hellige Nat
Trad.
En hellig nat
En hellig stund for verden
Da gudemen'sket til jorden steg ned

For at forsone
Verdens skyld og synder
For os Han dødens smerte led

Og håbets stråle
Går igennem verden
Og lyset skinner
Over land og hav

Fald nu på knæ
Og hils med pris din frihed
O hellige nat
Nu er Vor Frelser født
O hellige nat
Nu er Vor Frelser født

Vor Frelser tog bort
Vore tunge byrder
Vor jord er fri, himlen åben igen

I hver en sjæl
Du ser en elsket broder
Og se, din fjende skal blive din ven

Fra himlen bragte
Frelseren os frihed
For os han nedsteg
I sin mørke grav

Fald nu på knæ
Og hils med pris din frihed
O hellige nat
Nu er Vor Frelser født
O hellige nat
Nu er Vor Frelser født

 

 

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7. Mary´s Boy Child
Jester Hairston
Long ago in Bethlehem
So the holy Bible says
Mary's boy child, Jesus Christ
Was born on Christmas Day

While shepherds watched their flocks by night
They saw a bright new shining star
And then they heard a choir sing
The music seemed to come from afar

Listen, hear the angels sing
A King was born today
And Man will live for evermore
Because of Christmas Day

When Joseph and his wife Mary
Came to Bethlehem that night
They found no place to bear the child
Not a single room was in sight

By and by they found a little nook
In a stable all forlorn
And I a manger cold and dark
Mary's little child was born

Listen, hear the angels sing
A King was born today
And Man will live for evermore
Because of Christmas Day

Long time ago in Bethlehem
So the holy Bible says
Mary's boy child, Jesus Christ
Was born on Christmas Day

Listen, hear the angels sing
A King was born today
And Man will live for evermore
Because of Christmas Day

Trumpets sound and angels sing
Listen to what they say
That Man will live for evermore
Because of Christmas Day

 

 

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8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy / Charles Wesley
Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled
Joyful all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With angelic hosts proclaim
Christ is born in Bethlehem
Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

Hail, the heaven born Prince of Peace
Hail, the Son of Righteousness
Light and life to all He brings
Risen with healing in His wings
Mild He says His glory by
Born that Man no more may die
Born to raise the sons of earth
Born to give them second birth
Hark! The herald angels sing
Glory to the newborn King

 

 

opknap 9. En Rose Så Jeg Skyde
Pretorius / Th. Laub
En rose så jeg skyde
Op af den frosne jord
Alt som os fordum spåede
Profetens trøsteord
Den rose spired' frem
Midt i den kolde vinter
Om nat ved Bethlehem

For rosen nu, jeg kvæder
Om kap med himlens hær
En jomfru var hans moder
Maria ren og skær
I Ham brød lyset frem
Midt i den mørke vinter
Om nat ved Bethlehem

Den rose fin og lille
Har dejlig duft og skær
Den lyse for os ville
Og sprede mørket her
I sandhed mand og Gud
Af syndens nød og pine
Han nådig hjalp os ud

 

 

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10. Den Hellige Stad (Jerusalem)
Stephen Adams / Johannes Dam
I nat ved midnatstide mig selv i drøm jeg så
I Davids stad, Jerusalem, ved tempeltrappen stå
Den glade barneskare drog op med jubelsang
Og svar af englerøster fra høje himle klang
Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Oplad nu porten glad
Hosianna i det høje
Hosianna i Davids stad

Og drømmen skifted', alt blev tyst,
Selv ingen klokker klang
Stum blev i hele staden den glade barnesang
Så koldt det blev ved gry
Over bjerget som en skygge
Steg det sorte kors mod sky
Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Hør himlens englehær
Hosianna i det høje
Hosianna i din drot er nær

Og atter skifted' synet brat, den nye jord jeg så
Guds egen stad på bjerget ved søen blank og blå
Alt stråled' i Guds klare dag, vidt åben porten stod
Hver sjæl der kom, om nok så arm,
Tog Kongen selv imod
Der var ej sol, ej måne mer' og ingen stjerne små
Det var det ny Jerusalem, som aldrig skal forgå
Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Glem hvad du bittert led
Hosianna i det høje
Hosianna i evighed
Hosianna i det høje
Hosianna i evighed

 

 

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11. Dejlig Er Jorden
Breslau / B.S. Ingemann
Dejlig er jorden
Prægtig er Guds himmel
Skøn er sjælenes pilgrimsgang
Gennem de fagre
Riger på jorden
Går vi til Paradis med sang

Tider skal komme
Tider skal henrulle
Slægt skal følge slægters gang
Aldrig forstummer
Tonen fra himlen
I sjælens glade pilgrimssang

Englene sang den
Først for markens hyrder
Skønt fra sjæl til sjæl det lød
Fred over jorden
Menneske fryd dig
Os er en evig frelser fød'


12. I Den Kolde Vinter
Gustav Holst / Erling Møllehave
I den kolde vinter
Fryser folk og fæ
Vinden tvinger alle
Til at søge læ
Jeg vil søge glæden
For jeg føler trang
Til at prise Herren
Med min sang

Under vinterhimlen
Stjerners tusindtal
Lod vor Gud sig føde
I en fattig stald
Vise mænd fra østen
Kom til Jesu mor
Hvor de sammen hørte
Englekor

Han har elsket verden
Gav sit liv for os
Han kan lindre smerten
Tilgi' vores trods
Jesus er tilstede
Herrens sendebud
Skænker os sin glæde
Tak til Gud

Tak du kom til jorden
Kom med håb og tro
Kærlighedens spire
Får du til at gro
I den kolde vinter
Uden pomp og pragt
Blev i staldens krybbe
Jesus lagt

 

 

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