Friday, December 02, 2005

If Ever I Would Leave You

If Ever I Would Leave You
music by Frederick Loewe (left)
lyric by Alan J. Lerner (right)

If ever I would leave you it wouldn't be in summer.
Seeing you in summer I never would go.
Your hair streaked with sunlight, your lips red as flame,
Your face with a luster that puts gold to shame!

But if I'd ever leave you, it couldn't be in autumn.
How I'd leave in autumn I never will know.
I've seen how you sparkle when fall nips the air.
I know you in autumn and I must be there.

And could I leave you running merrily through the snow?
Or on a wintry evening when you catch the fire's glow?

If ever I would leave you, how could it be in springtime,
Knowing how in springtime I'm bewitched by you so?
Oh, no! Not in springtime, summer, winter or fall!
No, never could I leave you at all!


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