Younger Than Springtime

Rodgers & HammersteinSouth Pacific

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Younger Than Springtime

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

When Lieutenant Cable meets Bloody Mary’s daughter Liat on the island of Bali H’ai, he is immediately taken by her beauty. After they spend a quick and passionate night together, Cable confesses his surprising love for her.





“Younger Than Springtime” LYRICS

I touch your hand,
And my arms grow strong,
Like a pair of birds
That burst with song.

My eyes look down
At your lovely face,
And I hold the world
In my embrace.

Younger than springtime are you,
Softer than starlight are you;
Warmer than winds of June are the gentle lips you gave me.

Gayer than laughter are you,
Sweeter than music are you;
Angel and lover, heaven and earth
Are you to me.

And when your youth and joy invade my arms
And fill my heart, as now they do,

Younger than springtime am I,
Gayer than laughter am I,
Angel and lover, heaven and earth
Am I with you.