Let us take our baskets early
To the meadows green,
While the wild-flowers still are pearly
With the dewdrops’ sheen.
Fill them full of blossoms rosy,
Violets and gay
Cowslips, every pretty posy
Welcoming the May.
Then our lovely loads we’ll carry
Down the village street,
On each door, with laughter merry,
Hang a basket sweet.
Hey-a-day-day! It is spring now,
Lazy folks, awake!
See the pretty things we bring now
For the May-day’s sake!
May your days be beautiful like buds of May. Happy May Day.
Do you remember back in childhood
How we loved the first day of May?
When we hung flower-filled baskets
On doorknobs, then relaxed the dear day away?
Do you remember how the sweetest basket
Was for the one we loved the best?
In it went the blossoms and delicious treats
That were far better than the rest?
Such a beautiful and gracious custom
Somehow lost along the way
But the memories still linger
As we welcome in the Month of May!!!