“O COME and listen, come!
Our Master he can strum,
And we can gaily sing
Of April and the Spring.
And if you do not like our song,
Like cats and mice, you must be wrong.
You must be, must be, must be wrong.”
[Editor’s Note: A “duet” with three singers, “strum” regarding playing the piano and other strange issues.]
S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.
Ah, winsome little April!
Who can resist your wiles?
Your darling face now wet with tears,
Now wreathed with sunny smiles.
Above the dull clouds round you
Old Sol looks down in glee,
While yet the pelting rain doth pour
Upon you steadily.
Have patience, little April,
He knows what he’s about;
The raindrops soon will disappear
And he’ll come shining out.
And you and he together
Will work to clear the way,
On which are brought spring’s blossoms
By your sweet sister May.
Mother’s Yellow Fairy Tale Book.
Arranged by Laura Dent Crane.
Henry Altemus Company: Philadelphia. 1905.
O Lady Spring, so sweet and shy,
The whole world smiles when you pass by,
The rippling streamlets dance along
And all the birds burst into song.
A flower-embroidered carpet new
Of lovely green is laid for you,
The budding tree, the perfumed air
Bespeak a welcome everywhere.
A YEAR WITH THE FAIRIES.
Written by Anna M. Scott.
Illustrations by M. T. Ross.
Published by P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago. 1914.
Cold blustering March is a surly young fellow,
But his face so forbidding and gloomy will mellow;
Though at first with his howls he makes every one shiver,
With warmth and delight he will soon be a-quiver.
For a sweet little lady is trailing his way,
And in spite of himself he is happy and gay;
Attended with sunshine and zephyrs and birds,
She is winning him over with soft, gentle words.
A Year With the Fairies.
Illustrator: M. T. (Penny) Ross.
Author: Anna M. Scott.
Publisher: P. F. Volland & Co.: Chicago, U.S.A.. 1914.