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Lyr Add: When the Snows of Winter Fall (G Miles)

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When the Snows of Winte(Graeme Miles)
From: GUEST,fredpeterb
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 11:49 AM

Has anyone got the lyrics to this beautiful song please? I can't wait to learn it & am currently playing Criag. Morgan, Robson's version over & over in the car.
Thanks,
Pete


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE SNOWS OF WINTER FALL (G Miles)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Sep 12 - 11:55 PM

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.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN THE SNOWS OF WINTER FALL (G Miles)
From: Barbara
Date: 12 Sep 12 - 12:13 AM

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


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Subject: RE: ADD: When the Snows of Winter Fall (Graeme Miles)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Sep 12 - 12:20 AM

Barbara, were you the one who published the lyrics in the Folknik? I copy-pasted them above while you were posting, and I'm guessing I copy-pasted your typing. Note that my post has an additional "doorway" verse, which is how Martyn Windham-Read sings it. The Social Band omits the "doorway" verse.
I found recordings on Spotify from Martyn Windham-Read, and by The Social Band.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: ADD: When the Snows of Winter Fall (Graeme Miles)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 12 Sep 12 - 04:23 AM

The CMR harmony version that Pete is listening to (on their Peppers and Tomatoes CD) is gorgeous - and provides the title for their book of harmony songs....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: ADD: When the Snows of Winter Fall (Graeme Miles)
From: Hoblander
Date: 13 Sep 12 - 05:05 PM

Hello
Babara's version definitely has verse 3 "I look out from my doorway" etc.,missing.
The only other comment is that line 4 verse 3 (Joe's line 2)is " As the summer fades THEN dies"
In addition to the above named artists you will also find cover versions of Graeme's songs by
Ian Bruce
The Wilsons
Carolyn Robson
Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher
Ewan MacColl
Archie Fisher
Ray Fisher
The Unthanks
The Young 'Uns
Young No More
Teesside Fettlers
Bob Fox & Stu Luckley
Shangaied on the Willamette
3 Sheets to the Wind
Bryony
Graham O'Callaghan
Hilary Ward
The Ironopolis Singers
Vin Garbutt
Richard Grainger
Mike Nicholson
Ramskyte
and quite a few by various performers on You Tube.
regards
Kevin


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Subject: RE: ADD: When the Snows of Winter Fall (Graeme Miles)
From: Barbara
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 01:44 AM

I cut and pasted from your website post, Joe, and then added the last verse(s)-- I aing the "doorway" verse, but I didn't notice it was also missing from the website.
And Hoblander is right. It is "summer fades, then dies..." in the songbook.
Yes, I was me that put it up in the folknik. I learned to love it when I heard it sung by CMR (Craig Morgan Robeson). And it was Dick Greenhaus who talked me into buying the CD when I was ordering something else from CAMSCO.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: ADD: When the Snows of Winter Fall (Graeme Miles)
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 17 Sep 12 - 02:03 PM

Snows Of Winter is one of my all-time favourites among the Graeme Miles canon... I also sing the "doorway" verse", and wouldn't dream of missing it out!
You can add my name to Kevin's list of singers in the above post; I sing probably a dozen of Graeme's songs in total (tho' you won't find me on YouTube!). The mere tip of a very large iceberg!


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Subject: RE: ADD: When the Snows of Winter Fall (Graeme Miles)
From: breezy
Date: 20 Oct 13 - 02:18 PM

Lorraine Rooke of Bodmin Folk clubsings a lovely 'Where Ravens Feed'


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