O lovely May (Edward German)

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  • CPDL #27637:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2012-11-22).   Score information: A4, 13 pages, 1.04 MB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: O Lovely May
Composer: Edward German

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: 1894

Description: Originally published by Novello and Co

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Original text and translations

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Come away! Bleak winter's storms have left the skies,
Winds their fury ended,
So bright and free on shrub and tree,
The blossoms are suspended.
 
O lovely May! how sweet the lay!
that's calling from afar today,

Ah! Then leave, O leave the toils,
And seek the gladness nature brings,
Bright will be the morrow, come away,

The woodlands now yield all their charms,
Spring's again inviting,
O'er hill and dale,thro' mead and vale,
The birds in songs delighting.

O lovely May! how sweet the lay!
That's calling, from afar today,

Ah! Then leave, O leave the toils of life,
And seek the gladness nature brings,
Bright will be the morrow, come away,