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The Beauties of Autumn

from The Wilderness Yet by The Wilderness Yet

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A seasonal song that Rosie wrote at Halsway Manor Artists’ Retreat last year, inspired by the name of an Irish march by John Brady.


Stags and bucks join the rut, to try their luck in sporting
And all the day through vale and glade you’ll hear the victors roaring
The murmurs moving through the flocks say, “Time we were away
For winter’s dark steals summers light, night bringing down the day."

The sun sinks south, winter bound, she’s calling her birds to the wing
And the swallows of summer slip away as the beauties of autumn roll in…

The silken webs that thread the dew between the gorse and heather
They shiver with the changing course and temper of the weather
The squirrel stores her hips and haws to keep the cold at bay
As winter’s dark steals summer’s light, night bringing down the day.

On wooded down sits nature’s crown, the beech and maple flaming
Whilst the apple and the sloe stoop low with branches heavy laden
The blackbird in the bramble whistles merry as she may
But winter’s dark steals summers light, night bringing down the day.

And what of those that brave the cold in den and dray and burrow
They hunker down as frost abounds the fields now ploughed and furrowed
Heed not the call that draws the swallow half the world away
But let winter’s dark steals summers light, night bringing down the day.


from The Wilderness Yet, released July 24, 2020
Rosie Hodgson – lead vocal
Philippe Barnes – guitar, vocal harmony
Rowan Piggott – fiddle, double bass, vocal harmony

Rowan Piggott – mixing
Sam Proctor – mastering
Adam Oehlers – artwork


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The Wilderness Yet combines the acclaimed talents of folksinger Rosie Hodgson, traditional fiddler Rowan Piggott, and guitarist-flautist Philippe Barnes. Independently, they have earned audiences’ esteem as consummate musicians; together, they weave a tapestry of traditional & self-penned songs with a charm and familarity that is usually only found in seasoned line-ups.​ ... more

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