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And then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel,
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school'.
Schubert seems incapable of whining (wining was another matter), and that is one of his glories.
The autograph appends a different vocal line for the first four bars. In the Gesamtausgabe, Mandyczewski treated this as an alternative, which he printed in the Revsionbericht; but the second Deutsch catalogue prints it as Schubert's preference. We have chosen to record the Gesamtausgabe version.
from notes by Graham Johnson © 1995
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