Sounding Childhood

The Spring, a round

Rounds, and songs about the seasons, were staples in children's songbooks of the era, so our choir tackled this one, "The Spring is come,/ I hear the birds sing from bush to bush;/ Hark! Hark!/ I hear them sing;/ The linnet and the little wren,/ the blackbird and the thrush."  The melody was written by a "Dr. Hayes;" set as a round, it become a bit tricky for the 3 groups to sing, although they did well!  It was found in One Hundred and One Best Songs (Chicago, n.d.)  It is a typical spring song that would be parodied by Gilbert and Sullivan for their "The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring" also recorded by the choir for this website. 

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