if ever i would leave you lyrics – roger whittaker

if ever i would leave you
it wouldn’t be in summer.
seeing you in summer i never would go.
your hair streaked with sun-light,
your lips red as flame,
your face witha l*stre
that puts gold to shame!

but if i’d ever leave you,
it couldn’t be in autumn.
how i’d leave in autumn i never will know.
i’ve seen how you sparkle
when fall nips the air.
i know you in autumn
and i must be there.

and could i leave you
running merrily through the snow?
or on a wintry evening
when you catch the fire’s glow?

if ever i would leave you,
how could it be in spring-time?
knowing how in spring i’m bewitched by you so?
oh, no! not in spring-time!
summer, winter or fall!
no, never could i leave you at all!

/ roger whittaker lyrics