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Kiss me, sweetheart; the Spring is here

Language: English

Kiss me, sweetheart; the Spring is here,
And Love is Lord of you and me,
The blue-bells beckon each passing bee.
The wild wood laughs to the flowered year,
There is no bird in brake or brere,
But to his little mate sings he:
"Kiss me, sweetheart; the Spring is here,
And Love is Lord of you and me!"
The blue sky laughs out sweet and clear,
The [missel-thrush]1 upon the tree
Pipes for [mere]2 gladness, loud and free.
And I go singing to my dear:
"Kiss me, sweetheart; the Spring is here,
And Love is Lord of you and me."


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Confirmed with Spring Songs and Sketches. Selected and arranged by E. Nesbit and Robert Ellice Mack, London: Griffith Farrand Company, page 16 (number 5).

1 Smith: "misselbird"
2 Smith: "sheer"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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