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Welcome Sweet Springtime
Also known as "Voices Of The Woods" and "Melody In F"
Composed by Michael Watson, Lyrcist is unknown - 1884
Melody was adapted to Rubinstein's "Melody In F"
 Chorus:
F C7 F F#dim
Gm C F              Abdim C7
F C7 F D7
Gm C7 F -
 Bridge:
C             Cdim G G7 C
-              Cdim G G7 C
Fm C Fm C
Fm C             Fm C             Fm C     (repeat chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Play Chorus, Bridge, Chorus.
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Chorus:
Welcome Sweet Springtime, We greet thee in song,
Murmers of gladness, Fall on the ear.
Voices long hushed, Now their full notes, prolong,
Echoing far and near.

Bridge:
Balmy and life breathing breezes are blowing,
Swiftly to nature new vigor bestowing.
Ah! how my heart beats with rapture anew,
Earth's fairest beauties again meet my view.
 
Chorus:
Sing then, ye birds, raise your voices on high,
Flow'rets awake ye, burst into bloom!
Springtime is come and sweet Summer is nigh,
Sing then ye birds, O sing.
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Click here to watch this song played on the plectrum banjo (youtube)
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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