Spring, the sweet spring (George Oldroyd)

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  • CPDL #17748:     
Editor: Unknown (submitted 2008-07-28).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 102 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Spring, the sweet spring
Composer: George Oldroyd
Lyricist: Thomas Nashcreate page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSA
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Spring, the sweet spring, is the year's pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The palm and may make country houses gay,
Lambs frisk and play, the shepherds pipe all day,
And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

The fields breathe sweet, the daisies kiss our feet,
Young lovers meet, old wives a-sunning sit,
In every street these tunes our ears do greet:
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to witta-woo!
Spring, the sweet spring.