Lovely Spring will soon be here (Samuel Reay)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-01)  CPDL #77751:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-01).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 437 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Lovely Spring will soon be here
Composer: Samuel Reay
Lyricist: Henry Francis Lyte
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1877 J. L. Peters

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Original text and translations

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The lovely Spring will soon be here,
The sweetest time of all the year;
When fields are green, and skies are blue,
And all the world grows beautiful anew.
The fragrant flowers on plant and tree
Shall bud and blossom pleasantly,
And spirits through the buxom air
Drop health and gladness everywhere.
And spirits through the buxom air
The birds shall build their nests, and wake
Their roundelays in bush and brake;
The young west-wind on joyous feet
Goes wooing along from sweet to sweet.
O days of sunshine, song, and flowers!
O young love’s early haunts and hours!
O tones and looks! O smiles and tears!
How shine ye still through lapse of years!