I Softly the May time wakes the daisies Kissing them with a kiss that warms. Fills with a song the forest mazes Clasps the earth in her tender arms On the verdant mountain trembles Softly the light of her first shy smile. To my love that Springtime resembles Listen belov'd a little while. To my love that Springtime resembles Listen my love a little while. II Softly it blooms with wondrous blossoms All the colors of thy fair eyes. Softly it sings in forest bowers Sweet a name as one could desire Show'rs it has to grief belonging Sunshine that belongs to mirth. Tender arms with infinite longing To clasp thee as May clasps the earth. Tender arms with infinite longing To clasp thee as May clasps the earth.
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Researcher for this text: Lorraine Manifold
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