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Michael Head (1900-1976) was an English composer, singer, pianist, teacher, broadcaster and adjudicator whose obscurity has more to do with his unassuming personality than any lack of talent. From over 100 songs this selection offers some of the f ...» More
Oh, for a March wind from the hills Breathing of Spring and daffodils. Give me the joy of scudding clouds Purple with rain, or white as shrouds, The clean swept roads, the furrows brown. Who’d stay in a sleepy town.
Oh, for the March wind’s joyous gust Whirling its cloud of stinging dust. I hate this February rain, The trees are sodden in the lane, Their gaunt boughs drip so cold, so drear, Yet something tells me Spring is near.
Oh, for a March wind wild and sweet, A crocus springing at my feet. Wake, drowsy buds too long asleep, The birds mate in the thicket deep, The full brooks gurgle all the day. Oh Spring, you are not far away.
Winifred Williams (1907-1990) by permission of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd