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Roger Whittaker – If Ever I Would Leave You lyrics

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 lustre
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!

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    The song was written for the Broadway musical Camelot and was sung by Robert Goulet as Sir Lancelot. He performed with Richard Burton and Julie Andrews. Later, the movie Camelot was made and was a big success. This son wowed audiences and became Goulet's signature song. In the story, Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinivere fall in love. Sir Lancelot contemplates leaving Camelot because Guinivere is the wife of King Arthur and their love is doomed. But in this song, he expresses how it is impossible for him to leave Guinivere as he imagines her beauty in the four seasons of the year.
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