Autumn Days

dew-fall on grass glistening in the sun - 1 Autumn days, when the grass is jewelled And the silk inside a chestnut shell Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled All these things I love so well. Chorus: So I mustn’t forget - No, I mustn’t forget - To say a great big thank you I mustn’t forget. 2 Clouds that look like familiar faces And a winter’s moon with frosted rings Smell of bacon as I fasten up my laces And the song the milkman sings. 3 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. 4 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.
This children's song, about thankfulness and the season of autumn, was written by English Roman Catholic teacher and hymn-writer Estelle White (2011).

It was written in the 1960s / 70s, and so marvels at some of the things which were recent inventions at the time but are not regarded as out-of-the-ordinary today.

It is set to an unnamed tune, also by White. This has a 4/4 time signature. In the key of C, the first few notes are c cc B BB A A AG.



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Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website.

The song starts with a five-line chorus, and this is repeated after each of the four verses. A rough outline is:
1 Autumn days, when the grass is jewelled ...

Chorus:
So I mustn’t forget
- No, I mustn’t forget
- To say a great big thank you
I mustn’t forget.

2 Clouds that look like familiar faces ...

3 Whipped-up spray that is rainbow-scattered ...

4 Scent of gardens when the rain’s been falling ...

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