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Welcome Sweet Springtime is a centuries old song that was occasionally mentioned or heard in The Andy Griffith Show. It was known as "Good ol' 14A", most likely do to the fact that 14A was the sheet music for the song.

Biography of the songEdit

Voices of the Woods, also known as Welcome Sweet Springtime, was composed in 1884 by Michael Watson; the lyricist is unknown. This melody was later adapted to Rubinstein's Melody In F.

LyricsEdit

Welcome sweet springtime,
We greet thee in song,
Murmurs of gladness,
Fall on the ear.

Voices long hushed,
Now hear full notes, prolong,
Echoing far and near.

{CHORUS}
Sunshine awaits for,
The flower that's from seed,
Joy giving incense,
Fall on the air.

Snowdrops and primrose,
Both timidly beam,
Hailing the glad new year.

{BARN}
Balmy in life,
Breathing breezes are blowing,
Swiftly to nature,
New vigors bestowing.

Oh, how my heart beats,
With rapture anew,
Earth's flower in beauty,
Again feeds my view.

{CHORUS}
Sunshine awaits for,
The flower that's from seed,
Joy giving incense,
Fall on the air.

{BARN}
Snowdrops and primrose,
Both timidly beam,
Hailing the glad new year.

TriviaEdit

  • First heard on TAGS in the episode Barney and the Choir.
  • In the made for TV movie, Return to Mayberry, Andy and Barney are reminiscing on the front porch when "Good ol' 14A" can be heard in the distance.

VideosEdit

Barney and the Choir-001:41

Barney and the Choir-0

Barney singing off key to Welcome Sweet Springtime

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