"Daffodils" is a song by Beverly Benjamin Cole. It is the second in a set of six floral poems by different composers.
The text of "Daffodils" is an excerpt from William Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale"
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Composer: Beverly Benjamin ColeText: William ShakespeareSong Collection: The Flowers

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Daffodils, that come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty; violets dim,
But sweeter than the lids of Juno’s eyes
Or Cytherea’s breath; pale primroses,
That die unmarried ere they can behold
Bright Phoebus in his strength—bold oxlips and
The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds,
The flower-de-luce being one


Sheet Music

The Flowers

Composer(s): Beverly Benjamin Cole

Song(s): The Violet, Daffodils, The Jasmine, To A Mountain Daisy, Flowers, Bowing Adorers of the Gale

Voice Type: High, Medium, and Low Voice

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