The Summer Wind (op. 14, no.1)

"The Summer Wind" is a delicate song dedicated to Beach's husband. It is the first song in Four Songs, Op. 14.

Date: 1891Composer: Amy Marcy BeachText: Walter LearnedSong Collection: Four songs, Op. 14

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The Summer Wind
by Walter Learned

Softly the summer wind woos the rose;
Like a fickle lover
He kisses her petals, then off he goes
The fair fields over.
Yet since he has kissed her, forever the rose
Her heart, her heart uncloses;
And he breathes thereafter,
Wherever he goes,
The perfume, the perfume of roses.

Sheet Music

"Four Songs," Op. 14

Composer(s): Amy Beach

Song(s): The Summer Wind
Le secret
Sweetheart, Sigh No More"
The Thrush

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