Fiona is still in that wonderful phase where she’s discovering excellent music from decades past, just as I was introduced to Bob Dylan and The Beatles during my pre-teen years.
Earlier this year, Fiona and I were enjoying ‘Rollercoasters,’ a typically delicate, sad acoustic tune by Aimee Mann. Fiona asked if I knew any other songs that were similarly pretty.
Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘April Come She Will’ was the first one that came to mind. I’ve long considered it one of the loveliest songs I’ve ever heard and figured it ought to fit the bill.
It fit the bill. Fiona took to it immediately, playing it on repeat for days (and considering it’s sub-two minute length, that’s a lot of listens).
It was neat to see Fiona fall for a Simon & Garfunkel tune, as that is one of the acts I discovered as a wee lad myself. I don’t know if her ‘April Come She Will’ obsession will lead to a broader examination of the duo’s catalog (she focuses more on songs than albums) but it’s a great start.
April, come she will
When streams are ripe and swelled with rain
May, she will stay
Resting in my arms again
June, she’ll change her tune
In restless walks, she’ll prowl the night
July, she will fly
And give no warning to her flight
August, die she must
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold
September, I’ll remember
A love once new has now grown old