Coming of Spring (S. Wesley Martin)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 324 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Coming of Spring
Composer: S. Wesley Martin
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1870 Root & Cady

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Original text and translations

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Winter’s cruel reign is over,
Vernal airs blow soft again;
Blackbird, skylark, thrush and plover,
Join and swell this merry strain.
La la la la la la la la la.

Messengers of spring are flying,
Far from regions o’er the sea;
Voice to voice its welcome crying
Raise the song of tuneful glee.
La la la la la la la la la.

Sheep and kine, their stalls forsaking.
Snuff with joy the breath of Spring;
While the voice of nature waking,
Makes the echoing woodlands ring.
La la la la la la la la la.