Welcome, pretty primrose (William Alfred White)

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  • (Posted 2024-02-09)  CPDL #79057:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-02-09).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 547 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Welcome, pretty primrose
Composer: Ciro Pinsuti
Arranger: William Alfred White
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1916 Scott, Foresman and Co.

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Original text and translations

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Welcome, pretty primrose flow’r
That comes when sunshine comes,
When rainbows arch the silver shower
Of ev’ry cloud that roams.
I joy to see thy promise bloom,
That tells of spring’s new day!
And in my thoughts afar I roam,
O’er sunny haunts away!
Welcome, welcome, welcome, primrose flow’r!

Welcome, pretty primrose flow’r,
To me thy coming seems
To wake again the springtime hour,
With sunshine in its dreams.

Gazing on thee, early flower,
I seem to hear the spring
That calls the sunshine every hour,
And tells the bird to sing!
And as I dream, my dream is rife
With thought akin to thee;
Of glad spring life, a sweet spring life,
That’s very dear to me.
Welcome, welcome, welcome, primrose flow’r.