"Autumn Lingers on the Breeze" - from The Empty Pot and
A Successor to the Throne
"Autumn Lingers on the Breeze" is sung by the Mother (and a few other mothers) as she is concerned for her son who is struggling with the seed that will not grow. She suggests that perhaps it is a special seed that will only sprout in a later season under very curious conditions. The seasons roll around and still the little seed will not grow. The Mother tries to encourage her son to be hopeful and not give up.