Will you come in early spring? Come at Easter, or in May? Or when Whitsuntide may bring Longer light to show your way? Will you come, if you be true For to quicken love anew? Will you call in spring or fall? O come, o come now soon!
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- a text in English by William Barnes (1801 - 1886), appears in Hwomely Rhymes. A Second Collection of Poems in the Dorset Dialect
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Elizabeth Maconchy (1907 - 1994), "Come!", 1965, first performed 1966 [SATB chorus a cappella], from Nocturnal, no. 1. [text verified 1 time]
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