"Maple Leaves" is the 23rd song in Ives's song collection 114 Songs.
The audio recording of "Maple Leaves," provided in the audio player to the right, features Rayanne Dupuis, soprano, and Antoine Palloc, piano. These songs are from the album The Side Show: Songs of Charles Ives, and are available thanks to the generosity of the performers. To listen, please click on the track name itself.
by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
October turned my maple's leaves to gold;
The most are gone now; here and there one lingers:
Soon these will slip from out the twigs' weak hold,
Like coins between a dying miser's fingers.