Hail! bright Spring-time (Henry Charles Banister)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-18)  CPDL #75468:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-18).   Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 725 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Hail! bright Spring-time
Composer: Henry Charles Banister
Lyricist: Elliot Stock
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1878 Lamborn Cock

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Original text and translations

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Hail! bright Springtime,
When all the land is ringing
    With roundelays of laughing mirth,
    And sunshine pricks the sluggard earth:
Oh! bright Springtime,
When all the land is ringing.

O’er spreading heath
We’ll trip a gladsome measure:
     Each swain shall lead his own true love,
     And through the mazy dances move
O’er springy heath,
And trip a gladsome measure.

The glorious sun
Doth flood the hills with gladness:
     The linnet sings upon the thorn,
     The hunter winds the cheery horn
All in the sun
That floods the hills with gladness.

You lovelorn swain,
By shady river straying,
     Tells every flower and every reed
     How little doth his lady heed:
Ah! lovelorn swain,
By shady river straying.

Ye nymphs and youths,
I beg ye’ll pay no heeding
     To hunter’s horn, or sighing swain
     But laugh, and trip it o’er again:
Oh! nymphs and youths,
I trow ye’ll pay for heeding.