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"Spring Sorrow" (John Irelend)
Poem by Rupert Brooke

Sung by Helena Paish (BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2014), with Barry Rose (piano)

Informally recorded during a lesson given by Barry, March 2015.

"All suddenly the wind comes soft,
And Spring is here again;
And the hawthorn quickens with buds of green
And my heart with buds of pain.

My heart all Winter lay so numb,
The earth so dead and frore,
That I never thought the Spring would come,
Or my heart wake any more.

But Winter's broken and earth has woken
And the small birds cry again.
And the hawthorn hedge puts forth its buds,
And my heart puts forth its pain."


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