Saturday, 21 September 2013

Autumn Days!

 While browsing a parenting forum earlier on, I came across a post about this song - Autumn Days.

Autumn days, when the grass is jewelled
And the silk in a chestnut shell
Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled
All these things I love so well
So I mustn't forget
No, I mustn't forget
To say a great big thank you
No, I mustn't forget.

Clouds that look like familiar faces
And winter's moon with frosted rings
Smell of bacon as I fasten up my laces
And the song the milkman sings.
So I mustn't forget
No, I mustn't forget
To say a great big thank you
No, I mustn't forget.
 

Whipped-up spray that is rainbow-scattered
And a swallow curving in the sky
Shoes so comfy though they're worn out and they're battered
And the taste of apple pie.
So I mustn't forget
No, I mustn't forget
To say a great big thank you
No, I mustn't forget.
 

Scent of gardens when the rain's been falling
And a minnow darting down a stream
Picked-up engine that's been stuttering and stalling
And a win for my home team.
 
So I mustn't forget
No, I mustn't forget
To say a great big thank you
No, I mustn't forget.

I was immediately whizzed back over 20 years to my primary school days where we used to sing this song in assembly. It was one of my favourtie songs and I wonder if it is still sung today? My children attend a Welsh-medium school, so they don't sing English songs in 'gwasanaeth'!

The words really do conjure up the Autumn time of year - my favourite season! It's a lovely song - does anyone else remember it?!

Here's the tune for those with a forgetful memory (link)!