Why fadest thou in death, Oh yellow waning tree? Gentle is autumn's breath, And green the oak by thee. But with each wind that sighs The leaves from thee take wing; And bare thy branches rise Above their drifted ring.
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- by Richard Watson Dixon (1833 - 1900), "Song. Why fadest thou in death" [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Michael (Dewar) Head (1900 - 1976), "Autumn's breath", 1919, published 1920. [text not verified]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]