Welcome dawn of summer's day (Edward M. Hill)

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General Information

Title: Welcome dawn of summer's day
Composer: Edward M. Hill
Lyricist: J. L. Stevens

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1882 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 15, no. 426

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Original text and translations

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Welcome dawn of Summer's day,
Youthful, verdant, balmy May!
Sunny fields and shady bowers,
Spangled meads and blooming flowers,
Welcome all that's bright and gay,
Hail the balmy month of May.
Sparkling fountains, limpid streams,
Where the sun of Nature beams,
As the sigh of morn reposes,
Sweetly on its bed of roses,
Welcome scenes of fond delight,
Welcome eyes with rapture bright,
Maiden's sighs, and lover's vows,
Fluttering hearts and open brows,
Welcome all that's bright and gay,
Hail the merry month of May.