The Decemberists - June Hymn Lyrics

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Here's a hymn to welcome in the day
Heralding a summer's early sway
And all the bulbs all comin' in
To begin
The thrushes' bleeding battle with the wrens
Disrupts my reverie again

Pegging clothing on the line
Training jasmine how to vine
Up the arbor to your door
And more
Standing on the landing with the war
You shouldered all the night before

But once upon it
The yellow bonnets
Garland all the lawn
You were waking
Day was breaking
A panoply of song
And summer comes to Springville Hill

A barony of ivy in the trees
Expanding out its empire by degrees
And all the branches burst abloom
In the boom
Heaven sent this cardinal maroon
To decorate our living room

But once upon it
The yellow bonnets
Garland all the lawn
You were waking
Day was breaking
A panoply of song
And summer comes to Springville Hill

And years from now when this old light
Isn't ambling anymore
Will I bring myself to write
"I give my best to Springville Hill"

But once upon it
The yellow bonnets
Garland all the lawn
You were waking
Day was breaking
A panoply of song
And summer comes to Springville Hill
And summer comes to Springville Hill
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Don't Carry It All
  • 2 Calamity Song
  • 3 Rise to Me
  • 4 Rox in the Box
  • 5 January Hymn
  • 6 Down by the Water
  • 7 All Arise!
  • 8 June Hymn
  • 9 This Is Why We Fight
  • 10 Dear Avery


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Colin Meloy
    album: Track 8 in album The King Is Dead
    release date: 2011-1-17
    popularity : 46 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 3:58
    vocal: Colin Meloy
    bass: Nate Query
    background vocals: David Rawlings and Gillian Welch
    harmonica & acoustic guitar: Colin Meloy
    accordion & Wurlitzer electric piano: Jenny Conlee
    composer: Colin Meloy
    lyricist: Colin Meloy
    Album Information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 883870165624
    script: Latin