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.
Solo singer with guitar, professionally recorded:
Instrumental - keyboard:
Instrumental - pipe organ:
LyricsThe 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 ...
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 ...