Laugh thy girlish laughter;
Then, the moment after,
Weep thy girlish tears!
April, that mine ears
Like a lover greetest,
If I tell thee, sweetest,
All my hopes and fears,
Laugh thy golden laughter,
But, the moment after,
Weep thy golden tears!
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
by Paul Fetler (b. 1920)
, "April", published 1957. [satb chorus a cappella]
by Eleanor Everest Freer (1864 - 1942)
, "Song", published 1905 [mezzo-soprano or baritone and piano], from Five Songs to Spring
by Sidney Homer (1864 - 1953)
, "April, April", op. 23 (Two songs) no. 1. [voice and piano]
by Charles Harford Lloyd (1849 - 1919)
, "April, April", <<1919, from Two Songs
by George Laurie Osgood (1844 - 1922)
, "April, laugh thy girlish laughter", 1904.
by (Gerald) Graham Peel (1878 - 1937)
, "April", published 1910 [voice and piano], from The Country Lover, no. 2, London, Chappell & Co.
by Helen Lucas Pyke (d. 1954)
, "April", published 1948. [medium voice and piano]
by Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953)
, "April", op. 14 (Four Songs) no. 2 (1909/10), published 1910 [voice and piano], London, Boosey
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