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Blossom on the plum, Wild wind and merry; Leaves upon the cherry, And one swallow come. Red windy dawn, Swift rain and sunny; Wild bees seeking honey, Crocus on the Lawn; Blossom on the plum, Grass begins to grow, Dandelions come; Snowdrops haste to go After last month's snow; Rough winds beat and blow, Blossom on the plum.
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Confirmed with The Open Road: A Little Book for Wayfarers, compiled by E. V. Lucas, London, Grant Richards, 1899, page 42.
- by Nora Hopper (1871 - 1906), "March" [author's text checked 1 time 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), "Blossom-time", op. 15 (Three Songs) no. 3 (1914), published 1914 [ voice and piano ], London, Boosey [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953), "Blossom-time", published 1934 [ vocal duet for soprano and alto with piano ], London, Boosey [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Richard Stöhr (1874 - 1967), "March", op. 91 (Twelve Songs) no. 10 (1943-1944) [ voice and piano ], unpublished; manuscript at Saint Michael's College Archives and available in scanned form at the Petrucci Music Library [sung text checked 1 time]
Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Mike Pearson , Johann Winkler
This text was added to the website: 2012-12-06
Line count: 15
Word count: 58