if ever i would leave you lyrics – aretha franklin

if ever i would leave you, it wouldn’t be in summer
seeing you in summer, i never would go
your hair streaked with sunlight, your arms red as flame
your face with a l*ster that puts gold to shame

and if i’d ever leave you, it couldn’t be in autumn
just how i’d leave in autumn, i never, never would know
i’ve seen how you sparkle when fall nips the air
i know you in autumn and i must be there

oh would i leave you running merrily, merrily, merrily through the snow?
or on a wintry evening when you catch the fire’s glow?

if ever i would leave you, it wouldn’t be in springtime
knowing how in springtime i’m bewitched, bewitched, bewitched by you so
oh, no, not in springtime, summer, winter, or fall
if ever i would leave, leave you at all

/ aretha franklin lyrics