INDIAN SUMMER

by Peter Sicotte

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featuring the Cypress Studio Singers
This gentle folk song brings to life William Campbell’s short poem describing the fleeting beauty of autumn as it wanes toward winter. Scored for SATB, Indian Summer features both men and women on the melody and an expressive 4-part a capella verse. A nice lyrical addition to any Fall or Winter program.

LYRICS

Along the line of smoky hills
The crimson forest stands,
And all the day the blue-jay calls
Throughout the autumn lands.

Now by the brook the maple leans
With all his glory spread,
And all the sumachs on the hills
Have turned their green to red.

Now by great marshes wrapt in mist,
Or past some river’s mouth,
Throughout the long, still autumn day
Wild birds are flying south.

poem by William Wilfred Campbell
1860 – 1918

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