Spring song (John Liptrot Hatton)

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  • (Posted 2019-09-08)  CPDL #55288:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-09-08).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 110 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Spring song
Composer: John Liptrot Hatton
Lyricist: W. H. Wordley

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1873 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 6, no. 200


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Original text and translations

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1  Sweetest spring, she cometh now,
Primrose wreath about her brow;
Birds do sing at early dawn,
That the fairest spring is born.
R:  With dancing and with singing,
The merry May-bells ringing,
Fair maidens garlands bringing,
To welcome in the spring.

2  Daisies and the crocus neat,
Come before her as is meet;
Larks, for that the spring is nigh,
Carol merrily on high.
R:  With dancing…

3  Morning followeth after night,
Sadness flies at spring's delight;
Lo, to her we gladly sing,
She, the welcome jocund spring.
R:  With dancing…