Like apple blossom (Charles Harford Lloyd)

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  • (Posted 2022-05-22)  CPDL #69321:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-05-22).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 167 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Like apple blossom
Composer: Charles Harford Lloyd
Lyricist: Walter Besant
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1890 The Orpheus (New series) no.222
Description: Inscribed to the Oxford Gleemen.

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Original text and translations

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1  Like apple blossom, white and red;
Like hues of dawn which fly too soon;
Like bloom of peach, so softly spread;
Like thorn of May and rose of June:
R:  Oh, sweet! oh, fair! beyond compare,
Are Daphne's blushing cheeks, I swear.

2  That pretty rose, which comes and goes,
Like April sunshine in the sky,
I can command it when I choose;
See how it rises, if I cry.

3  Ah, when it lies round lips and eyes,
and fdes away again to spring,
No lover sure would ask for more
Than still to cry and still to sing.