The Spring is at the door: She bears a golden store, Her maund with yellow daffodils runneth o'er. Her rosy feet are bare, The wind is in her hair, And O her eyes are April eyes, very fair. After her footsteps follow The mullein and the mallow; She scatters golden powder on the sallow. She brings the crocus white, And golden aconite: She brings desire and doubting and delight.
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- by Nora Hopper (1871 - 1906), "Spring song", from Songs of the morning, pp. 56-57, Grant Richards, London, first published 1900 [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 Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953), "Spring is at the door", op. 18 (Six songs) no. 4 (1914), published 1914. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: David K. Smythe
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