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Thread #146935   Message #3403189
Posted By: Barbara
12-Sep-12 - 12:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: When the Snows of Winter Fall (G Miles)
Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE SNOWS OF WINTER FALL (G Miles)
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've sealed each crack and hole.
When the storms and winds come raging
I'll not be touched at all,
For I'll be well protected
When the snows of winter fall. (2X)

My sheep still wander freely
upon the lonely fell.
In my field my horse is grazing,
my cattle feed as well.
But come the bleak December
with its rain and sleet and squall,
They'll be safely penned and stabled
When the snows of winter fall. (2X)

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'll walk into the sunshine
wearing neither coat nor shawl,
And together we will listen
just to hear the cuckoo call. (2X)

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'll want nothing more at all,
She will give me comfort
When the snows of winter fall. (2X)

(repeat first verse)
n.b. I sing the last verse, "We'll give each other comfort..."
Blessings
Barbara