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Posted By: Joe Offer
11-Sep-12 - 11:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: When the Snows of Winter Fall (G Miles)
Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE SNOWS OF WINTER FALL (G Miles)
above request moved from another thread.
A group called "Social Band" has the lyrics at its Website: www.socialband.org/attachments/DeepMidWinterProgLyrics.pdf.



I found the lyrics and notation in the May 2010 Folknik Newsletter, published by the San Francisco Folk Music Club, sffmc.org.


WHEN THE SNOWS OF WINTER FALL
(Graeme Miles)

My yard is high with wood now, my cellar deep with coal,
My windows are well battened; I致e sealed each crack and hole,
When the storms and winds come raging, I値l not be touched at all,
For I値l be well protected, when the snows of winter fall.

My sheep still wander freely, upon the lonely fell,
In the field my horse is grazing, and my cattle feed as well,
But come the bleak December, with its rain and sleet and squall,
They値l be safely penned and stabled, when the snows of winter fall.

I look out from my doorway, to the trees on yonder rise,
Soon the leaves will turn to yellow as the summer fades and dies,
I値l put on my coat of leather, and my love will don her shawl,
How close we値l draw together, when the snows of winter fall.

Through the bitter cold and darkness, our hopes we will keep high,
For we know the warmth of summer will come back by and by,
Then we値l walk into the sunshine wearing neither coat nor shawl,
And together we will listen just to hear the cuckoo call.

I am not a man of riches; I have little that is new,
Some livestock and some chattels, amount to very few,
But my love is here beside me; I need nothing more at all,
She will give her love and comfort, when the snows of winter fall.

My yard is high with wood now, my cellar deep with coal,
My windows are well battened; I致e sealed each crack and hole,
When the storms and winds come raging, I値l not be touched at all,
For I値l be well protected, when the snows of winter fall.

Graeme Miles is a UK songwriter, and has recently released a book of his songs and Robin Dale’s photographs. It is called Songscapes, and can be ordered on line at www.zyworld.com/red_scarecrow. The cost of a copy by air mail is £42.00 and by surface mail it is £34.00. While Graeme has no recordings of his own, “Snows of Winter Fall” can be heard on Craig, Morgan & Robson’ CD Peppers and Tomatoes. “God Bless the Merry Little Hop” is on the Never a Cross Word CD by Danny and Joyce McLeod.