I LOVE the cheerful summertime, 

 With all its birds and flowers, 

Its shining garments green and smooth, 

Its cool, refreshing showers.

I love to hear the little birds

That carol on the trees; 

I love the gentle murmuring stream,

I love the evening breeze.

I love the bright and glorious sun 

That gives us light and heat;

I love the pearly drops of dew 

That sparkle 'neath my feet.

I love to hear the busy hum

Of honey-making bee, 

And learn a lesson hard to learn,

Of patient industry.