Spring and summer (Oliver Day Adams)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-15)  CPDL #75418:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 421 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Spring and summer
Composer: Oliver Day Adams
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1869 Root & Cady

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Original text and translations

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    Spring is growing up,
Is it not a pity?
    She was such a little thing,
And so very pretty!
    Summer is extremely grand,
We must pay her duty;
    But it is to little Spring
That she owes her beauty.

    From the glowing sky
Summer shines above us;
    Spring was such a little dear,
But will Summer love us?
    She is very beautiful,
With her grownup blisses;
    Summer we must bow before
Spring we coaxed with kisses!

    Spring is growing up,
Leaving us so lonely,
    In the place of little Spring
We have Summer only!
    Summer with her lofty airs,
And her stately paces,
    In the place of little Spring,
And her childish graces!