Lingering Mystery

Gay is the laughter of autumn advancing

Through moon-shadowed valleys where killdeer are calling.

Scarlet are sandals of gypsy feet dancing

Through byways of beauty with Midas-gold falling.

Through moon-shadowed valleys where killdeer are calling,

Oh, where is my love to follow and woo me?

Through byways of beauty with Midas-gold falling

Only the echo of dreams will pursue me.

Oh, where is my love to follow and woo me

By moon-rippled water, and aspen bells ringing?

Only the echo of dreams will pursue me,

The mystery lingers, the night is for singing.

By moon-rippled water, and aspen bells ringing

Scarlet are sandals of gypsy feet dancing--

The mystery lingers, the night is for singing--

Gay is the laughter of autumn advancing.