The green is on the grass again, The blue is on the sea, And every lark is singing To his mate in ecstasy, And oh, my love, and oh, my love, I sing to thee. Wild Mary-buds are opening Within the marshy lea, And quickened saps are pulsing Thro' the heart of every tree, And oh, how thy love wakes and thrills The heart of me. The green is on the grass again, And the blue is on the sea, And every bird is longing For the nesting time; The bee is longing for the clover bloom, And I for thee.
- by Ella Higginson (1862 - 1940) [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 Horatio William Parker (1863 - 1919), "Love in May", op. 51 no. 1. [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2011-12-22
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Word count: 101