Summer’s gone away (Anthony Johnson Showalter)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-07)  CPDL #77934:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-07).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 450 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Summer’s gone away
Composer: Anthony Johnson Showalter
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1880 A. J. Showalter & Co.

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Original text and translations

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There’s a purple tint on the woodland leaves,
And the winds are up all day;
There’s a rustling heard in the yellow leaves,
And it seems to sadly say:

“Sweet summer’s gone away.”

In the wrinkled brook no roses peep,
And the bees no longer stay,
And the butterflies have gone to sleep,
And the locust trills all day.

On the browning field the spider spins
Where the lambs no longer play;
And the cricket now his chirp begins,
And the quail does sing her lay.

There are loving arms for baby dear,
Tho’ the skies are still and gray,
And a cozy home-nest all the year,
And sweet kisses every day.