April showers (John Liptrot Hatton)

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General Information

Title: April showers
Composer: John Liptrot Hatton
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or ATTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 6, no. 182
  2nd published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 7, no. 218

Description: Lyrics from Green's Nursery Annual.

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Original text and translations

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1  Patter, patter! patter, patter! Let it pour, let it pour!
Patter, patter! patter, patter! Let it roar! let it roar!
Down the steep roof let it rush,
Down the hillside let it gush;
'Tis the welcome April shower,
Bringing forth the sweet Mayflower.

2  Patter, patter! patter, patter! Let it pour, let it pour!
Patter, patter! patter, patter! Let it roar! let it roar!
Let the glancing lightning flash,
Let the pealing thunder crash;
'Tis the welcome April shower,
Bringing forth the sweet Mayflower.

3  Patter, patter! patter, patter! Let it pour, let it pour!
Patter, patter! patter, patter! Let it roar! let it roar!
Soon the clouds will burst away,
Soon will come a bright spring day.
Soon the welcome April showers,
Will bring forth the sweet Mayflowers.