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Tune Req: Autumn Days (Estelle White)

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Subject: Autumn Days
From: GUEST,Evilfiend
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 02:30 PM

Just wondering if anyone can point me towards the piano music or guitar chords for the childrens song Autumn Days, for a Harvest festival.

Autumn Days when the grass is jewelled, And the silk inside a chestnut shell, Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled, All these things I love so well.

Thats the first verse I think. Thanks! Jen.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Sep 01 - 03:09 PM

Autumn days and the grass is jewelled
And the silk inside a chestnut shell
Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled
And my feet really do smell
Oh, I mustn't forget!
No, I mustn't forget!
To get some potent foot spray
I mustn't forget!

That's what google found for me


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days
From: IanC
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 05:09 AM

This is a childrens' hymn. I can't find all the words on the net so far, but my children all sing it so I know the words above are a parody.

The first verse is available in this quite on the net

The Times of London reports that "The choir of a renowned 12th-century Norfolk parish church has been split after members resigned in protest at having to sing in praise of jet planes refuelling in mid-air at the annual harvest festival." (Autumn days when the grass is jewelled And the silk inside a chestnut shell, Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled, all these things I love so well.) "The Vicar's three children and a handful of others have been left alone in the choir stalls at St. Mary's, Wroxham, known as 'the cathedral of the Broads,' when Carole Tims, the music director, and 11 choristers walked out after 'intemperate words' were exchanged in the vestry."

You wouldn't think a simple song like that could cause so much fuss, would you?

Other sources say the song was written 18 years ago, but not who by. I suspect it may be in "Mission Praise" - a book much reviled by English church choirs.

I like the song, myself.

Cheers!
Ian


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days
From: Noreen
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 05:21 AM

It's in 'Come and Praise', Jen, and I can get it for you ina couple of days if no-one does before.

Do you need the words too, or just the chords? They'll be quite easy to type in.

Noreen


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days
From: GUEST,Lanfranc at the orifice
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 06:15 AM

I managed to get the offending words replaced by "gathering wood for our winter fuel" when asked to play it for a church service some years ago. Didn't have time to get another cringe-making line about "a goal for my home team" removed, so I just tried to keep the contempt off my face as it was sung. I have since erased it from my memory, I'm glad to say.

The sophistry and sloppy theology of most modern hymns appalls me.

Indeed, having been brought up in the Anglican tradition for most of my life, I have now abandoned church attendance altogether, except for weddings and funerals.

One of the final straws was opening the hymnbook at a Christmas Carol Concert to discover that "Good Christian men, rejoice!" had been PC'd to "Good Christian folk..." I didn't dare to look to see what else had been turned into a travesty.

Alan (President of Curmudgeons International)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days
From: GUEST,Shlio
Date: 03 May 04 - 05:14 PM

Could somebody please post the full lyrics for this?
My sister and I can remember the first verse, but the rest eludes us entirely.

Thankyou!


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Subject: Lyr Add: AUTUMN DAYS (Estelle White)
From: Marion in Cornwall
Date: 04 May 04 - 02:36 PM

AUTUMN DAYS
(Estelle White)

Autumn days when the grass is jewelled
And the silk inside a chestnut shell
Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled
All these things I love so well

Chorus:
So I mustn't forget
No, I mustn't forget
To say a great big thank-you,
I mustn't forget.

Clouds that look like familiar faces
And a winter's moon with frosted rings
Smell of bacon as I fasten up my laces
And the song the milkman sings

Whipped up spray that is rainbow scattered
And a swallow curving in the sky
Shoes so comfy though they're worn-out and they're battered
And the taste of apple pie.

Scent of gardens when the rain's been falling
And a minnow darting down a stream
Picked up engine that's been stuttering and stalling
And a win for my home team.


Autumn Days
Words & music Estelle White

Here you are. If anyone still wants the dots, then let me know and I'll post them.

Regards
Marion


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days
From: GUEST,Shlio
Date: 04 May 04 - 03:28 PM

Thanks, Marion. I couldn't believe that a google search only turned up the first verse!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days (Estelle White)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 05:46 AM

Hi Marion,

I'm a new music teacher fresh from training, and working in East London. I love "Autumn Days" and would really appreciate the dots to teach it to KS2 sometime soon -before the season changes again!

If the offer still stands of posting the dots (or emailing as a Word or PDF file), I'd be very incredibly grateful!

Many thanks,

Ben James

Star Primary School,
Star Lane,
Canning Town,
London
E16 4NH

bdj179@hotmail.com


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days (Estelle White)
From: GUEST,rebecca mackinnon
Date: 25 Sep 09 - 05:26 AM

Hi, I've been looking for the tune ,chords for Autumn Days, would you mind sending them please?
I'm a part time piano teacher and violist from the Isle of Skye.
Address
Eishort
Half of One Heaste
Broadford
Isle of Skye
IV49 9BN

email

Thanks very much, and best wishes

Rebecca Mackinnon


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days (Estelle White)
From: GUEST,Helen-Beth
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 12:27 PM

The chords are C (Autumn), Em (days), F(grass), G7(jewelled), C(silk), Em(side), F(Chestnut) G7(shell), C(jet) Em(meeting), F(air), \
C(fuelled), D7(things) G7 (well)

chorus: C(get...) C7(get...) F G7 C(say) Em (great) F(thank you) G7(mustn't) C(get)

I run a KS1 and KS2 choir and we are currently doing this in the KS2 one with a few of them playing glockenspiel so my source is the original sheet music. Enjoy :)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days (Estelle White)
From: GUEST,Helen-Beth
Date: 26 Sep 09 - 12:48 PM

Sorry above should read F not C7 in the second (for)get


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days (Estelle White)
From: GUEST,John
Date: 16 Sep 10 - 06:29 PM

Just finished typing this out from full music version. Hope this works just copying and pasting. Chords may be out of sinc with pasting from word document, but you can work it out and tweek.

C      Em             F       G7
Autumn days when the grass is jewelled
         C      Em    F         G7
And the silk inside a chestnut shell
C          Em             F            C         
Jet planes meeting in the air to be refuelled
          D7             G7
All these things I love so well.

                C                C7   F    Dm   G7
So I mustn't forget. No I mustn't forget.
   C      Em       F          G7         C
To say a great big thank you, I mustn't forget.

C                Em               F       G7
Clouds that look like familiar faces
             C       Em             F          G7
and a winter's moon with frosted rings.
C             Em             F                C         
Smell of bacon as I fasten up my laces
                  D7                   G7
and the song the milkman sings.

Ch
C                  Em                F            G7
Whipped up spray that is rainbow-scattered
             C       Em       F         G7
And a swallow curving in the sky.
C             Em                               F                               C         
Shoes so comfy though they're worn-out and they're battered
                  D7                G7
And the taste of apple pie.

Ch

C            Em                         F                G7
Scent of gardens when the rain's been falling
            C         Em       F          G7
And a minnow darting down a stream.
C             Em                            F                   C         
Picked-up engine that's been stuttering and stalling
          D7                      G7
And a win for my home team

Ch


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days (Estelle White)
From: GUEST,Jess
Date: 08 Jan 11 - 08:09 PM

Thanks for the chords, they are a fantastic find :)

To the disparaging comments of some earlier posters:

1) The composer wrote this song for her own pupils (not originally for publication), at a school on a flight-path, where stopping to watch the activities of passing planes was part of the joy of playground life - it's not a stupid line at all, just that some people criticize it with no knowledge of the context.

2) Have some of us forgotten what it was like to be children, and become embarrased by simple pleasures in the world around us? Stick to your high-and-mighty theology if you must, but don't forget that in the Gospels, Jesus seemed more impressed with the simple joy that many children show in the world around them than in the posturing self-righteousness of those who believed they knew what was "theologically right".

Hats off to all of you who share this simple and happy song with those around you :)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days (Estelle White)
From: GUEST,jen
Date: 18 Apr 11 - 12:03 PM

Can anyone recommend the best place to get/download the sheet music from? I am having this hymm at my wedding and my bro in law will be playing it on the piano, but i have no knowledge of this type of thing at all! Thanks x


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days (Estelle White)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jul 11 - 10:48 AM

Please can you tell me where i can purchase the music for Autumn Days.
Thanks Janet Wilkinson


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days (Estelle White)
From: GUEST,Caroline
Date: 31 Jul 11 - 07:31 AM

Miss White was my music teacher at school in the 70s. She was an inspirational teacher - especially to the non-musical! We loved to sing Autumn Days which she wrote and another favourite was 'Walk with Me O My Lord'. Miss White died in February 2011 aged 85.
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/community/obituaries/estelle_white_1_3121582


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days (Estelle White)
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Sep 11 - 05:20 PM

Autumn Days appears in "Complete Junior Praise" #506 with both music, words and guitar chords!


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days (Estelle White)
From: GUEST,random atheist
Date: 02 Oct 11 - 07:59 AM

I loved this song at school, and recently re-discovered it. Although I'm a devout atheist, I still enjoy singing this song in praise of nature and humanity and being grateful for all the cool things that happen in the Autumn

thanks for the chords!


:)


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Autumn Days (Estelle White)
From: GUEST,Sid
Date: 03 Nov 11 - 03:57 PM

come on sheet music not letters


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