Over the quiet hills Slowly the shadows fall; Far down the echoing vale Birds softly call; Slowly the golden sun Sinks in the dreaming west; Bird songs at eventide Call me to rest. Love, though the hours of day Sadness of heart may bring, When twilight comes again Sorrows take wing; For when the dusk of dreams Comes with the falling dew, Bird songs at eventide Call me to you.
- by Harry Rodney Bennett (1890 - 1948), as Royden Barrie [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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