Now is my Chloris fresh as May (Walter Battison Haynes)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-26)  CPDL #76706:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-26).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 561 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Now is my Chloris fresh as May
Composer: Walter Battison Haynes
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Now is my Chloris fresh as May,
Clad all in green and flowers gay.
Fa la la la la.

O might I think August were near,
That harvest joy might soon appear,
Fa la la la la.

But she keeps May throughout the year,
And August never comes the near.
Fa la la la la.

Yet will I hope, though she be May,
That August will come another day,
Fa la la la la.

from The Song-Books of The Elizabethan Age (1896)
A. H. Bullen