Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1892

Comments

Song Classics
Voices of the Woods
From melody in F
by A. Rubinstein
Arr. by Michael Watson

Chicago. Published by McKinley Music Co., 307-309 Wabash Avenue.

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Abstract

1sr verse:
Welcome sweet Springtime!
We grant thee in song,
Murmurs of gladness fall on the ear
Voices long hush'd now their full notes prolong,
Echoing far and near.
Sunshine now wakes all the flow 'rets from sleep,
Joy giving incense floats on the air,
Snow drop and primrose both timidly peep,
Hailing the glad new year
Balmy and life breathing breezes are blowing,
Swiftly to nature new vigor bestowing.
Ah! how my heart beats with rapture anew,
As Earth's fairest beauties again meet my view.

Chorus:
Sing then, ye birds! raise your voices high:
Flow 'rets awake ye! burst into bloom!
Springtime is come! and sweet summer is nigh,
Sing, the, ye birds, O sing!

2nd verse:
Welcome bright Springtime what joy now is ours,
Winter has fled to far distant climes;
Flora thy presence awaits, in the bow'rs
Longing for thy commands.
Brooklets are whisp'ring as onward the flow,
Songs of delight at thy glad return,
Boundless the wealth, in love dost bestow,
Ever with lavish hands
How nature loves thee, each glad voice discloses;
Herald thou art of the time of the roses
Ah! how my heart beats with rapture anew,
As Earth's fairest beauties again meet my view.

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