Sweet as a flower in May (Robert Lucas Pearsall)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-12-19). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 89 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Sweet as a flower in May
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall
Original text and translations
Sweet as a flower in May is my heart's treasure.
See! she cometh fresh and gay,
To taste the spring;
Ev'ry living thing doth honour to her charms!
All that bloometh throughout nature,
Longs to deck the lovely creature;
The birds do sing,
The flowers do bring,
Their perfume rich to greet her.
Say, have you seen her smile?
There's nothing sweeter,
She is so fair, so wondrous fair,
That earth and air
Alike are charmed to meet her.