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I sow'd the seeds of love

Language: English

I sow'd the seeds of love,
And I sow'd them in the spring;
I gather'd them up in the morning so soon,
When small birds sweetly sing.

My garden was planted well
With flowers ev'ry where,
But I had not the liberty to choose
The flow'r that I lov'd so dear.

The gard'ner standing by,
I asked him to choose for me;
He chose the Violet, the Lily, the Pink,
But these I refused all three.

The Violet I did not like
Because it fades so soon;
The Lily and Pink I did over think
And vow'd I would wait till June.

In June is a red, red Rose;
And that is the flow'r for me;
I'll pluck it and think that no Lily nor Pink
Can match with the bud on that tree.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by George Sainton Kaye Butterworth.

Set in a modified version by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Text added to the website: 2010-12-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:10
Line count: 20
Word count: 134

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