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Thread #168914   Message #4080530
Posted By: FreddyHeadey
21-Nov-20 - 06:50 PM
Thread Name: Wonderful Winter solstice gathering songs
Subject: RE: Winter solstice gathering songs
Halsway Schottische & Halsway Carol
In October 2011, Nigel Eaton composed a melody and named it 'Halsway'.
PDFs & info at
http://halsway.musicwebdesign.nl


Music by Nigel Eaton
Words by Iain Frisk
138 bpm

Lo for the tiding of the Long Night Moon
Let the sunrise call about the morning soon
Short is the biding of the fading light
Sing for the coming of the longest night

North wind tell us what we need to know
When the stars are shining on the midnight snow
All of the branches will be turned to white
Sing for the coming of the longest night

A winter day, the summer grass turned hay
Frost in the field 'til the dawn of May
A summer's light never shone as great or as bright
So dance in the shadows of a winter's night

Lo for the tiding of the Long Night Moon
May the harvest last until the springtime bloom
Home is our comfort at the winter's height
Sing for the coming of the longest night

All of the colours of the sunrise sky
Shine a light upon us, as the day goes by
Sunsetting shadows fading out of sight
Sing for the coming of the longest night

A winter day, the summer grass turned hay
Frost in the field 'til the dawn of May
A summer's light never shone as great or as bright
So dance in the shadows of a winter's night


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