A winsome morning measure Trips merry maiden Spring, O'er daffodils and daisies, To crown the Summer king. And once the king is crowned, And twilight 'gins to fall, Brown Autumn slips the postern gate At grim old Winter's call. But soon the rosy morning With joyous songs shall ring And daffodils and daisies Will welcome merry Spring.
- by Edward Alexander MacDowell (1860 - 1908) [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Edward Alexander MacDowell (1860 - 1908), "Merry Maiden Spring", op. 58 no. 3, published 1899, from Three Songs, no. 3. [text verified 1 time]
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Linda Godry) , title 1: "Die fröhliche Maid "Frühling"", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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