Now welcome, somer with thy sonne softe that hast this wintres weders over shake, And driven away the longe nightes blake! Saint Valentine, that art full hy in lofte, Thus singen smalle foules for thy sake; Now welcome, somer with thy sonne softe that hast this wintres weders over shake. Wel have they cause for to gladden ofte, Sith ech of hem recovered hath his make; Ful blissfully they singen when they wake: Now welcome, somer with thy sonne softe that hast this wintres weders over shake.
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- by Geoffrey Chaucer (c1343 - 1400) [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 Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, Sir (1883 - 1953), "Welcome, somer" [baritone and orchestra] [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Elizabeth Walton Vercoe (b. 1941), "Qui bien aime", 1994 [mezzo-soprano and piano], from Varieties of Amorous Experience, no. 1, confirmed with composer's website [ sung text checked 1 time]
Set in a modified version by Frederick Jacobi.
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2011-05-06
Line count: 12
Word count: 87