Summer morning (Henry Thomas Smart)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-08)  CPDL #78012:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-08).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 443 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2019-02-22)  CPDL #53364:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-02-22).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 101 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Summer morning
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Lyricist: William Smallcombe Passmore

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella or Keyboard

First published: 1869 in Novello Part-Song Book (2nd Series), Vol. 1, no. 47

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Original text and translations

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1  Sweet summer morn! how cheering
Is thine ambrosial face,
What joys, calm, pure, endearing
Thy smiling features grace.
How beauteous thine adorning,
How fragrant, fair and new,
Thy breath, sweet summer morning,
Refreshed by early dew!

2  O'erhead the sun's awaking
Fair Nature from her dreams;
The trout, his nook forsaking,
Basks in his genial beams.
Sweet flowers the glades adorning,
Their fragrant joys renew,
And sip, each summer morning,
Its dainty nectared dew.

3  The treetops seem communing
With nodding boughs above;
While ev'ry songster's tuning.
The chord of praise or love,
Save night, who's daybreak scorning,
All yield thee tribute due,
 Sweet breath of summer morning,
Distilled from fairy dew!