Did you see dear Jenny June When the meadows were in tune With the birds among the bowers In the sweet summertime You would love her I am sure For her heart is warm and pure And as guileless as the flowers In the sweet summertime. Chorus: Did you see dear Jenny June When the meadows were in tune With the birds among the bowers In the sweet summer time. All the robins cease their song As she gaily speeds along Just to listen to her singing In the sweet summertime And her modest beaming eyes Are the color of the skies Many pleasant fancies bringing In the sweet summertime. With my darling Jenny June When the meadows are in tune How I love to go aroving In the sweet summertime While her presence seems to be Like a ray of light to me For she's ever fond and loving In the sweet summertime.
- by George Cooper (1840 - 1927) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864), "Jenny June", published 1863. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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