An Autumn song (Bertram Luard-Selby)
- Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-10). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 240 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1911 Novello and Co.
Original text and translations
How soon the Autumn day is done,
The briefer light, the lower sun;
Pale hare-bells ringing in the wood,
To tell us all the world was good,
The Autumn Day, so far away;
Ah! Spring came only yesterday.
The dew still sheds its pearls, alas,
But there is gold within the grass;
The robin pipes his sad sweet song,
Cold Winter cannot now be long,
O Autumn Day, so far away,
Why, Spring seemed only yesterday.