Autumn Sunsets -from Crosby​`​s Serpentine

by Luke & Janet Mercier ~ The Nessie Sessions

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AUTUMN SUNSETS - from Crosby's Serpentine*

Autumn evening, and the grey clouds loom,
When there beyond the threatening gloom
Roseate mountains now appear
A wonderous sight, my heart to cheer.

A thing apart from earthly care,
Suspended lightly in mid-air.
Pearly clouds surround each peak
Entranced I watch. I cannot speak.
'Til my fill of the loveliness of that beautiful sight is wrung.

And now old Sol, with one great glow
Transforms the rose to gold.
Then, sinking low to his night-time haunts
Disappears, and the world seems cold.

The mountains now are dull and grey
Gone are the clouds of pearl.
Gone are the glorious shafts of gold which set my heart awhirl.
So home I go with a heavy heart,
But stay, no need for sorrow.
Those mountains pink, and pearl and gold
Will no doubt be there tomorrow.


released March 31, 2012
Music written and recorded by Luke and Janet Mercier
© 2012 SOCAN

Luke Mercier - guitar, strings, lead vocal
Janet Mercier - background vocal
Tim Hadley - upright bass

*'Autumn Sunsets- from Crosby's Serpentine' poem written by Ness Kelly.
By kind permission of Jean Livingstone.



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The Nessie Sessions Springbrook, Ontario

We are excited to be sharing the start of a collection of 'Stories in Song' originating from poems written by the late Liverpool poet Ness Kelly, my late Great Aunt.
We hope you find as much beauty and warmth in her words as we do! Check in for more songs as we create them. Thanks for listening!
-Janet Mercier
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