Like apple blossom (Charles Harford Lloyd)
- 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.
Title: Like apple blossom
Composer: Charles Harford Lloyd
Lyricist: Walter Besant
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: ATTB
Genre: Secular, Glee
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1890 The Orpheus (New series) no.222
Description: Inscribed to the Oxford Gleemen.
Original text and translations
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.