Morning song (Walter Cecil Macfarren)
- Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-13). Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 384 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-11-17). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 116 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Original text and translations
1 Oh! come, for the lily is white on the lea,
Oh! come, for the wood doves are paired on the tree,
The lark sings, with dew on her wings and her feet,
The thrush pours his ditty loud, varied, and sweet,
So come, where the twin hares and fragrance have been,
With flowers I will weave thee a crown like a queen,
So come, oh! come.
2 Oh! come, hark the throstle invites you aloud;
And wild comes the plover's cry down from the cloud;
The stream lifts its voice, and yon daisy's begun
To part its red lips and drink dew in the sun;
The sky laughs in light, earth rejoices in green:
So come, and I'll crown thee with flowers like a queen!
So come, Oh! come.