Lot 84: FREDERICK LOEWE. AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE SONG 'IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU', FROM "CAMELOT", 1960S

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Description: a fair copy in pencil comprising the vocal line without accompaniment, written on twelve staves, text for the first verse only, some erasures 

If ever I would leave you--it wouldn't be in summer.
seeing you in summer I would never go.

Your hair streaked with sun-light--your lips red as flame,
your face with a lustre--that puts gold to shame!

not spring and not summer--not winter not Fall
No, never leave you--at all!

1 page, folio (c.31.5 x 24cm), with autograph title ("If ever I would leave you/ Lancelot Act II. Scene 1"), in all 2 pages on a bifolium, 12-stave paper, by Chappell, 1960s

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