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Lyr Req: First Leaves of Autumn (Gallagher & Lyle)

06 Mar 99 - 04:55 AM (#61534)
Subject: The first Leaves of Autumn
From: martin the guitar numpty


08 Mar 99 - 01:51 PM (#61940)
Subject: lyrics/chords - the first leaves of Autumn
From: martin the guitar numpty

still looking for this info to impress a friend, but not quite sure if i know how to use this system properly ??? love y'all


29 Oct 01 - 05:30 PM (#582239)
Subject: First leaves of autumn
From: Florian

May anyone help me to get the lyrics for this song? As far as I know, there is a version of the Fureys as well as one of Rory Gallagher. Thank you.


30 Oct 01 - 02:39 AM (#582469)
Subject: Lyr Add: FIRST LEAVES OF AUTUMN
From: MudGuard

First Leaves of Autumn

As the daylight turns to starlight
And the seasons turn to change
I get the same old answers
But the questions still remain

We shared a brief but magic song
By the first leaves of autumn you were gone

Not until the rain had touched my face
Not until the first leaves fell from space
Not until that moment did I see
I never realized what you meant to me

From the days you filled with sunlight
To the laughter in your eyes
To the making and the breaking
Of the day you said goodbye

Not until the heart defence is down
Not until some (mulkomalia ???) comes round
Not until that moment did I see
Never realized what you meant to me


30 Oct 01 - 02:41 AM (#582471)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First leaves of autumn
From: MudGuard

Of course, the red part is something I did not understand when transcribing the song.


30 Oct 01 - 02:54 AM (#582473)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First leaves of autumn
From: Florian

Thank you very much for your help. You seem to have links to almost every song, do you? Great that you're on the net.


07 Nov 01 - 03:08 PM (#587662)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First leaves of autumn
From: GUEST,cathydwane


07 Nov 01 - 03:09 PM (#587666)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First leaves of autumn
From: GUEST,cathydwane

It's "some old cumallye"


07 Nov 01 - 05:27 PM (#587778)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First leaves of autumn
From: Snuffy

That's a folksong that starts "Come all ye ...."

WassaiL! V


16 Jan 03 - 03:10 PM (#868618)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First leaves of autumn
From: Kenny B

I have tried learning this song but I cant seem to get all the chords
for the lines beginning " First leaves of autumn" and "Not until a moment did I see"
Playing in C I have tried Am and Fm at different times as the last chord in each line , but I am still not happy with the sound, any suggestions ?


18 Jan 03 - 01:28 PM (#869575)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First leaves of autumn
From: Kenny B

Refresh :>)


26 Mar 04 - 06:33 PM (#1147075)
Subject: Chord Req: First Leaves Of Autumn
From: GUEST,Joe

Does anyone know the chords to this Gallagher And Lyle song? It was originally written for the Furey's butthe G & L version has just been released for the first time on an album called 'The River Sessions'.

Radio Clyde in Glasgow discovered a load of stuff in their archives and are starting to release it including some stuff from the legendary Glasgow Apollo. G & L allowed their version of the song to be released on their album.


26 Mar 04 - 08:36 PM (#1147175)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: FIRST LEAVES OF AUTUMN
From: Kenny B

These are the chords I use plus a few single notye infils.
Murray McLeod may be able to provide corrections/enhancements

First Leaves of Autumn       Gallagher & Lyle

[C] As the daylight turns to starlight
and the [F] season turns to [G] change,
I [C] get the same ould answers
but the [F] question still re - [G]- mains.
We shared a brief but magic [F] song,
By the [G] first leaves of au-[Fm]-tumn,
you were [C] gone,

Chorus
[C] Not until the [F] rain has [G] touched my [C] face,
Not until the [F] first leaves [G] fell from [C] space,
Not until that [F] moment [G] did I [Am] see,
I [C] never [G7] realised what you [F] meant [G7] to [C]me,

From the days you filled with sunlight,
To the laughter in you eyes ,
To the making and the breaking
of the day you said goodbye,
We shared a brief but magic song,
By the first leaves of autumn,
you were gone

Not until the hearts defence is down
Not until ould come-all-ye comes round ,
Not until that moment did I see,
Never realised what you meant to me

Not until the rain has touched my face,
Not until the first leaves fell from space,
Not until that moment did I see,
Never realised what you meant to me,

Finish
I never realised what you meant to me,


23 Jul 07 - 10:57 AM (#2109254)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First leaves of autumn
From: Mr Happy

The line in question is

'Not until some other Come-All- Ye comes round'
Incidentally, as I frequently perform this beautiful song, I get asked who wrote it.

Anyone know the author?


23 Jul 07 - 12:21 PM (#2109339)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First leaves of autumn
From: Effsee

Mr Happy, it's credited to Gallagher & Lyle on the CD I have.


24 Jul 07 - 05:52 AM (#2109870)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First leaves of autumn
From: Mr Happy

Effsee,

Many thanks for info!

For Kenny B above 4 years ago, if you're still interested in suggestions on how to achieve all the chords, try playing G shapes capoed on 2nd or 3rd fret


25 Jul 07 - 07:28 PM (#2111349)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First leaves of autumn
From: GUEST,Kenny B sans Kuki

Thanks Mr happy Ill try your suggestion
KB


29 Jul 07 - 11:12 PM (#2114415)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First leaves of autumn
From: Jim Dixon

THE FIRST LEAVES OF AUTUMN was written by Benny Gallagher & Graham Lyle, who perform under the name Gallagher & Lyle. The song is on their album "River Sessions," 2004. It was also recorded by the Fureys. (This information from Allmusic.com)


22 Nov 10 - 02:39 PM (#3038137)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: FIRST LEAVES OF AUTUMN
From: GUEST,Jan Hauenstein

This is what I hear:

The First Leaves Of Autumn    Benny Gallagher & Graham Lyle

Capo 3rd fret to play along with the album

(C) (C4)(C) (C4)(C)
As the daylight turns to starlight
And the (F)season turns to (G)change,
I (C)get the same old answers,
But the (F)question still re(G)mains.
(C) We shared a brief but magic (F)song,
By the (G)first leaves of au(F)tumn
You were (C) gone. (hold)

Not until the (F)rain (G)touched my (C)face,
Not until the (F)first leaf (G)fell from (C)place,
Not until that (F)moment (G)did I (Am)see
Never rea(F)lized what you (G)meant to (C)me.

From the days you filled with sunlight
And the (F)laughter in your (G)eyes,
To the (C)making of the breaking
The (F)day we said good(G)bye,
(C) And the very words cut to the (F)bone,
By the (G)first leaves of au(F)tumn
You were (C) gone. (hold)

Not until my (F)heart´s de(G)fence is (C)down,
Not until some (F)old come-(G)all-ye comes (C)round,
Not until that (F)moment (G)do I (Am)see
(F) What you (G)meant to (C)me.
- Instrumental chorus -

Not until the (F)rain (G)touched my (C)face,
Not until the (F)first leaf (G)fell from (C)place,
Not until that (F)moment (G)did I (Am)see
(F) What you (G)meant to (Am)me. (F) (G)   (C)

© Benny Gallagher & Graham Lyle , All Rights Reserved

This is Gallagher & Lyle´s version from the 'The RiverSessions' album.

janhauenstein@gmx.de


16 Apr 11 - 05:11 AM (#3136195)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First Leaves of Autumn (Gallagher & Lyle)
From: GUEST,lynfie

I saw the Fureys and Davey Arthur perform First Leaves of Autumn recently - Eddie's harmonica playing on the introduction really adds to it! Thanks to the contributors on this website for helping me with the words and the guitar chords.    lynfie


06 Aug 17 - 12:21 AM (#3870208)
Subject: Phrase req. The First Leaves of Autumn
From: Gurney

Towards the end of the final verse of this lovely song as sung by Finbar Furey is the term; (My spelling)not until... 'Sommall Kummallia'... comes round.

Another cover on Youtube has it more like 'another come-all-ye.'

Neither makes any sense to this anglophone, and I'd like to sing the song. Is it a Gaelic festival or season? Thanks.


06 Aug 17 - 12:41 AM (#3870209)
Subject: ADD: First Leaves of Autumn (Fureys)
From: Joe Offer

Gurney, I moved you over here to a previous thread in the song.

Here are some Fureys Youtube links to the song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcPvwaoo43k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJpzrxKQf44

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6LNU1NgKLA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y_qHb4fXrs

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The transcriptions above are from Gallagher & Lyle recordings of the song. Here's my transcription of the Fureys recording. I gather the songwriters are Gallagher & Lyle?

FIRST LEAVES OF AUTUMN (Fureys version)
(Benny Gallagher & Graham Lyle)

When the daylight turns to starlight
And the seasons turn to change,
I get the same old answers
But the question still remains.

We shared this brief but magic song,
By the first leaves of autumn you were gone.


Not until the rain has touched my face,
Not until the first leaves fell from space,
Not until that moment did I see,
I never realized what you meant to me.

From the day you filled with sunlight
To the laughter in your eyes,
To the making and the breaking,
Of the day you said goodbye.

We shared this brief but magic song,
By the first leaves of autumn you were gone.


Not until the heart's defence is down,
Not until some old come-all-ye comes round,
Not until that moment did I see
I never realized what you meant to me.

We shared this brief but magic song,
By the first leaves of autumn you were gone.



Not until the heart's defence is down,
Not until some old come-all-ye comes round,
Not until that moment did I see
I never realized what you meant to me.

Not until the rain has touched my face,
Not until the first leaves fell from space,
Not until that moment did I see,
I never realized what you meant to me.
I never realized what you meant to me.

from this Fureys recording (others are different): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXCFZzRzDug

MudGuard's transcription above is closer to this Furey's recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcPvwaoo43k

The line in question could be:
    Not until some old come-all-ye comes down
But repeating "down" two lines in a row isn't kosher....

Note that early recordings begin with the word "As."

Here's a recent live recording (probably not available in UK): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BECBIuXEK04


06 Aug 17 - 01:41 AM (#3870210)
Subject: ADD: First Leaves of Autumn (Gallagher & Lyle)
From: Joe Offer

The Gallagher & Lyle version I found is a bit different:

FIRST LEAVES OF AUTUMN (G&L version)
(Benny Gallagher & Graham Lyle)

As the daylight turns to starlight
And the seasons turn to change,
I get the same old answers
But the questions still remain.

We shared the brief but magic song,
By the first leaves of autumn you were gone.


Not until the rain touched my face,
Not until the first leaf fell from place,
Not until that moment did I see,
Never realized what you meant to me.

From the days you filled with sunlight
And the laughter in your eyes,
To the making of the breaking,
Of the day we said goodbye.

The very words cut to the bone,
By the first leaves of autumn you were gone.


Not until my heart's defence is down,
Not until some old come-all-ye comes round,
Not until that moment do I see
What you meant to me.

Not until the rain touched my face,
Not until the first leaf fell from place,
Not until that moment did I see,
What you meant to me.


from this Gallagher & Lyle recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSDuKnXXWKk


06 Aug 17 - 04:34 AM (#3870219)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: First Leaves of Autumn (Gallagher & Lyle)
From: Gurney

Thanks very much for this, Joe.

Neither version makes perfect sense to me, but there's a lot there to play with. I love the tune, though.

Must be what they call poetic licence.