The bees are humming, humming in the clover; The bobolink is singing in the rye; The brook is purling, purling in the valley, And the river's laughing, radiant, to the sky. The buttercups are nodding in the sunlight; The wind is whisp'ring, whisp'ring to the pine; The joy of June has found me, as an aureole it's crowned me Because, oh best belovèd, you are mine!
- by Kendall Banning (1879 - 1944) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Gena Branscombe (1881 - 1977), "Noon", published 1913 [ voice and piano ], from The Sun Dial: a Cycle of Love Songs of the Open Road, no. 2, Boston and New York: Arthur P. Schmidt [sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2020-01-12
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