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Thread #88698 Message #1677067
Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
23-Feb-06 - 04:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Wintergrace (Jean Ritchie)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Wintergrace (Jean Ritchie)
"The old cow's breath's a frosty wine" is correct.
The first verse begins, "This is the time so well we love" (not "It is the time...")
The refrain (or chorus) should be printed thus:
For the time...(tune pauses a bit here)
When the corn is all into the barn,
The old cow's breath's a frosty wine
And the morn along the fallow field (not "When the morn"' here)
Doth silver shine.
In the second verse, I think the word, "Babe" should be capitalized.