Spring song (Henry Thomas Smart)

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General Information

Title: Spring song
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Lyricist: William Cox Bennett

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 4, no. 141

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Original text and translations

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Long has been the Winter,
Long, long in vain,
We've sought the bud upon the bough,
The primrose in the lane,
Long have skies been dull and grey,
Nipping's been the blast,
But, sing! summer's coming!
The bee's out at last.
Sing, winter's flying,
Summer's coming fast,
Humming joy and Springtime,
The bee's out at last.

Loud shouts the cuckoo,
The nested elm around,
Wheels the rook, cawing,
There are shadows on the ground,
Warm comes the breeze, and soft
Freezing days are past.
Then sing! summer's coming!
The bee's out at last.
Sing, winter's flying,
Summer's coming fast,
Humming joy and Springtime,
The bee's out at last.