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No. 2 — SONG (AMANDUS)
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AMANDUS.  I loved her! I love her!
    I cannot tell you how;
  I loved her! I love her!
    But all is over now.
  What love of life to me is left,
When all that made life sweet's bereft?
    Then let me die, and leave behind
A world where I no joy can find!
  I loved! I cannot tell you how!
    The fatal word is spoken.
  I loved her then, I love her now —
   Now that my heart is broken!

(PISCATOR gets rod and basket from seat, between the verses.)

  I loved her — I love her!
    I cannot tell you why!
  I loved her — I love her!
    'Tis all that I can sigh!
  There are no laws that Love bind down:
He cares not for the cynic's frown;
    But, like a bee, he pitches where
He finds the flower that seems most rare!
  I loved, I cannot tell you why;
    My death shall be the token
  Of sad, serene fidelity –
    For my poor heart is broken!

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