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Posted By: GUEST
18-Sep-14 - 10:38 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: When the Green Man Walks the Forest
Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE GREEN MAN WALKS THE FOREST
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WHEN THE GREEN MAN WALKS THE FOREST
(Graeme Miles?)
As recorded by Martyn Wyndham-Read on "Where Ravens Feed"

1. January's all but over; February comes soon.
The pale sun late rises as cold as the moon,
And the thrushes and the finches make scarcely a tune.

CHORUS: Oh, when will this winter be over? When will this winter be done?
When the Green Man walks the forest, then we'll know spring's begun.
When the Green Man comes a-walking, then we'll know; then we'll know.

2. The ditches and the gullies lie deep under snow.
On the bushes and hedges not one leaf on show,
And the bulrushes rattle in the stream's swollen flow.

3. The foxes and the kestrels all through the grey day,
Scan the white barren landscape in search of their prey,
And if foxes and kestrels could speak they would say:

4. High on the fellside crouched by the stone wall
The shepherd is a-sheltering away from the squall.
He curses the weather and loudly he calls: