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Song of the Month for May 2018: O Spirit Sweet of Summertime

May 29, 2018 by

Although it’s only a matter of months before the leaves start turning again, all that matters is that the glorious early summer days that rouse the inner muse are finally here. It seems that Irish poet William Allingham (1824–1889) understood this well when he penned these words. As did the unknown composer who wrote the elegiac Irish melody.

We chose this song in part because it sounds epic in our abandoned silo. Enjoy!

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O spirit sweet of summertime,
Bring back the roses to the dells,
The swallow from her distant clime,
The honey bee from drowsy cells.
Bring back the singing, bring the scent
Of meadow-lands at dewy prime;
O! bring again my heart's content,
Thou spirit sweet of summertime.

Listen to our previous Songs of the Month here.


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  • O Spirit Sweet of Summertime was beautiful! Thank you.

    Keith Riddick