If I were gusty April now, How I would blow at laughing Rose ; I'd make her ribbons slip their knots, And all her hair come loose. If I were merry April now, How I would pelt her cheeks with showers ; I'd make carnations, rich and warm, Of her vermilion flowers. Since she will laugh in April's face. No matter how he rains or blows -- Then O that I wild April were, To play with laughing Rose.
- by William Henry Davies (1871 - 1940), "Laughing Rose", appears in Foliage, first published 1913 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Edgar Leslie Bainton (1880 - 1956), "Laughing Rose", published <<1940. [voice and piano] [text not verified]
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