Bird Songs at Eventide

by Eric Coates

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Bird Songs at Eventide
English source: Royden Barrie

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.



Royden Barrie

Royden Barrie was a pseudonym used by Rodney Bennett (1890–1948), father of the composer Richard Rodney Bennett. Under this name, he wrote many song-lyrics for Eric Coates and Roger Quilter among others.  


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