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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.

Jean R.