Songs We Like to Sing

Published 1912
Spirit of the Summer-Time

            William Allingham

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;
Oh! bring again my heart's content,
Thou spirit sweet of summertime.

© 1999, Lynn Waterman