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Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.

08 Jan 20 - 12:45 PM (#4027056)
Subject: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: GUEST,Rose

Hello

I am searching for winter themed ballads and songs.
Any leads or favorites are welcomed.
Much thanks.

Rose


08 Jan 20 - 01:38 PM (#4027080)
Subject: ADD: Winter Rides Again (Ursula Wadey)
From: GUEST,keberoxu

Below the line,
Rose,
Mudcatter John MacKenzie
went to the
"Winter Is Here" thread and posted

a perfectly hilarious ode to winter by,
did he say Ursula Wadey?
It's thick with Spoonerisms
to make it even funnier,
and called "Spooner Rides Again."
It ought to be here, upstairs!!


Thread #148022   Message #4027020
Posted By: John MacKenzie
08-Jan-20 - 10:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Winter is here
Subject: RE: BS: Winter is here

Well keberoxu, you may regret your comments, as here is the full ouevre, written by my late lamented friend Ursula Wadey.

SPOONER DIDES AGAIN
(Ursula Wadey)

Winter's here with bracks and mollies,
Fist and mog on ricey woads,
Up the hills the litter grollies
Speak to shred their useful loads
Flannel cherries seem uncertain'
Guaging rails have caused delay,
Turn the heat up, draw the curtains,
Home, sweet home is best today.

Slow and sneat and poggy fatches,
Rip your deadlights, choose your yolk,
Torn out wire too often catches,
Winning spiels can be no joke,
Do you KNOW your schooling kissed 'em?
Haughty noses sometimes drip;
Puggish slump and slapping piston,
Might succumb to Arctic nip.

Take your breasts and brave a shakedown,
Watch for letter when it's wit.
Lift your killer flap with caution'
Bums from pobs might score a hit.
Fullidge Wherry closed this morning,
Billy Visity is poor,
Par Cark's full, I give due warning'
Do take care to dock your lore.

As for windscreen bosher wattles,
You may find these friends to tea,
While, alas, the normal throttles,
Don't respond to tots of pee.
You may meet the treason's stubble'
Only if your rules are tight'
Let your diligence rebubble;
Day in stores, you'll be all right.


08 Jan 20 - 03:41 PM (#4027112)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: GUEST,JHW

Graeme Miles - When the Snows of Winter Fall, Sea Coal, How the Cold Wind Does Blow. Larry Kaplan - Get Her in to Shore. Robert Frost poem - Stopping by Woods (I do as a song)


08 Jan 20 - 04:45 PM (#4027121)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: GUEST,Julia L

We have a parody of Wild My Thyme which features taking out the dog in a blizzard "Will you go Lassie , go"


08 Jan 20 - 04:55 PM (#4027123)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: GUEST,Julia L

or this

THE PLOOMAN LAD (Downeast) (The Plooman Lad's for me)
by Julia Lane

Sae briskly every winter
Tae the road he does repair
When north winds blaw and freeze our toes
And snowflakes fill the air
All mounted high in his fourwheel drive
Wi’ the lichts gaein’ roon’ an’ roon’
I dropped my jaw when first I saw
The lad that drives the ploo’

It’s the plooman lad for me
For he keeps my driveway free
All winter long I’ll sing this song
“It’s the Plooman Lad for me”

Well I’m just a country supermom
And my driveway it is long
So I hire the man who drives the plow
For his truck is so braw and strong
When it snows all night, before daylight
I know he’ll be aroon’
With his GMC he keeps me free
The lad that drives the ploo’

Even when it snows all afternoon
I’ll never have a care
When there’s lots of snow he goes real slow-
It’s then he’ll use first gear
He plows me up , he plows me doon
He plows me aroon an’ roon’
It’s my delight when he plows all night
The lad that drives the ploo’


08 Jan 20 - 04:55 PM (#4027124)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: GUEST,Julia L

Seriously-

Waiting for the Snow
Remember the Poor
Stormy Scenes of Winter
The Mary L McKay
'T Is Winter Now
Hearth & Fire
The Stranger
Song for Winter's Night
Young Charlotte
Orion on the Rise


08 Jan 20 - 05:37 PM (#4027135)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: Dave Sutherland

The Snows They Melt The Soonest
Are Ye Sleeping Maggie?
The Terror Time
When A Man's In Love


11 Jan 20 - 07:51 AM (#4027637)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: Daniel Kelly

The title track from Kate Rusby's Christmas album, Holly Head
Follow the Heron Home - Karine Polwart


12 Jan 20 - 05:48 PM (#4027883)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: GUEST,Guest Tom Patterson

The Snowball Murder

It fell one December, the early shift done, four miners met up in the lane.
The dark clouds above fought a watery sun as they left to go poaching again.
Across the bleak marsh land soon far out of sight, to the edge of the forest they went
Taking their prey in the fast fading light, til every last minute was spent.

They trudged their way homeward as the night air turned still and the first flakes of snow drifted down.
Their thoughts turned from hunting to drinking their fill by the fireside with friends gathered round.
The Gate Inn shone out like a beacon ahead, soon they were there at the bar
Telling tales, laughing at all that was said, toasting their day in the carr.

When closing time beckoned a blizzard had called and the path now lay deep under snow.
William Wood squatted to make a snowball and joked as he started to throw.
"Stop heaving and clotting or I'll fire no doubt", George Hunter's voice echoed around
But William continued, a gunshot rang out and his blood stained the white winter ground.

All Dinnington mourned the sad loss of young Wood, George Hunter was taken away.
At the local assizes the wretched man stood, convicted of murder that day.
When spring came to Morpeth, he was held in the tower, waiting to take his last breath
As the prison bell sounded to signal the hour, William Marwood dropped him to his death.

( the murder took place in Northumberland in 1875 )


12 Jan 20 - 11:22 PM (#4027919)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: GUEST

Susan McKeown - Through the Bitter Frost and Snow

Bill Morrissey - Winter Song

Bill Morrisey - Birches

Bill Monroe - Footprints in the Snow

Mike Waterson - Jack Frost

Joel Mabus has put a tune to Robert Frost's "Stopping By Woods" (as have many other people, I imagine)


13 Jan 20 - 09:09 AM (#4027981)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: GUEST,henryp

Emily Smith – Winter

The leaves are falling from the trees
Farewell for now warm summer breeze
Weather has been good this year
Now the winter will soon be here
The nights are drawing into shorter days
I hear the old folk and the country people say
Don't fear the dark, nature has it all in hand
Time to reflect and renew the tired land

So we'll stoke the fire and light the lamp
Turn our backs in from the damp
Settle down beneath the starry sky
Endure the winter passing by


13 Jan 20 - 10:39 AM (#4028012)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: Steve Gardham

Searching for Lambs?


13 Jan 20 - 10:42 AM (#4028014)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: Steve Gardham

Try 'The Super and the Snowman' at www.yorkshirefolksong.net


13 Jan 20 - 10:18 PM (#4028183)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: Mike in Brunswick

More of a late Fall/Autumn song but clearly about Winter - Urge for Going by Joni Mitchell. Also sung by Tom Rush.

Mike


14 Jan 20 - 03:48 AM (#4028205)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler

Can't remember the title, the song about the canal boat man who freezes to death after he is refused food and shelter. Has the phrase "14 miles from Banbury" repeated.

Robin


14 Jan 20 - 05:02 AM (#4028218)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: GUEST,henryp

Canadians often have a vivid image of winter;

River – Joni Mitchell
It's coming on Christmas, They're cutting down trees.
Putting up reindeer, Singing songs of joy and peace,
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on.

Snow – Jesse Winchester - resident in Canada
I was tuning in the six o’clock newscast
When the weatherman mentioned snow
As soon as I heard that four letter word
I was making my plans to go

Someday Soon – Ian Tyson
So blow you old Blue Norther, blow my love to me

Calgary – Ian Tyson
Drive me to the airport, 'cause my baby's waiting
Way up north in Calgary the ice is breaking
Color that jet plane going, color me gone
Down on the Gulf of Mexico with the sunlight shifting
I was playing cards and losing while the blizzard's drifting
In Calgary she's waiting, all alone

Song for a Winter’s Night – Gordon Lightfoot
The fire is dying now, my lamp is growing dim
The shades of night are liftin'
The mornin' light steals across my windowpane
Where webs of snow are driftin'


14 Jan 20 - 01:02 PM (#4028304)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: leeneia

Drive the winter away 17th C?
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Gloomy Winter's now awa - to finish up with


14 Jan 20 - 01:13 PM (#4028309)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: Nick

Third vote for Song for a Winters Night

Winter Song - Lindisfarne

We were discussing today whether now it's post Christmas we can still sing River at our next week's gig


14 Jan 20 - 02:39 PM (#4028317)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: Brian Peters

'A-Roving on a Winter's Night' from the Watson Family is really a bunch of floating verses, but it's so lovely I always take the trouble to sing it in the Winter months.

'The Frozen Girl', if you want a bit of tragedy.

'Lonesome Scenes of Winter'

'Log Cabin Home in the Sky' (Incredible String Band) has 'snow piling all round the door!


15 Jan 20 - 12:28 AM (#4028402)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: GUEST,larepole

Nic Jones - "Little Pot Stove"
Archie Fisher - "Echo Mocks the Corncrake"
Jean Rixhie - "Wintergrace"
Lare


15 Jan 20 - 10:10 PM (#4028555)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Searching for winter themed ballads.
From: Karen Impola

And if you want a bit of farce, "The Frozen Logger"

I'm curious as to whether Rose, who started this thread, is still reading here and finding it useful.