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Chord Req: Awaiting the Snow (Lui Collins)

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Subject: Chord Req: Lui Collins: Awaiting The Snow
From: Naemanson
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 12:36 PM

At this point in my life this song could be an anthem. Actually, at too many times in my life it could have been useful. Anyone have the chords?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Lui Collins: Awaiting The Snow
From: Julia
Date: 18 Nov 02 - 09:34 PM

hey Brett- you're not looking for Fred Gosbee's "Waiting for the Snow" are you... "you're alone but not so lonely as you were awhile ago, so bank your fire and settle in and wait for the snow"
i think he just transcribed it if you want it
best- Julia


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Lui Collins: Awaiting The Snow
From: Naemanson
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 01:59 PM

Nope, the one I'm looking for starts:

It's late afternoon,the sky's growing darker,
Grey clouds have threatened all day,
The wind whistles against my windows,
The rhododendrons shiver and sway.

However, I would love to hear Fred's song. Maybe if I can get over there some evening. How does Thursday look?

Brett


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Subject: ADD: WAITING FOR THE SNOW (Fred Gosbee)
From: Julia
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 02:28 PM

Here's Fred's

WAITING FOR THE SNOW
(Fred Gosbee)

October's gone, November's here and the trees are standing bare.
Their ragged robes of red and gold have blown away somewhere.
The crops are in, the wood is split, you have no place to go
So bank your fire, settle in and wait for the snow.

That same old wind who stole the leaves now prowls around your door,
Creeps unasked into your house and reminds you what's in store
For he tells you of the days ahead, but you don't want to know
So bank your fire settle in and wait for the snow.

You've heard that old North wind before when another shared your bed;
Held you warm from dark till dawn from the loneliness you dread,
But this time no one goes with you; this time you want it so
So bank your fire, settle in and wait for the snow

        You know that winter's on the way; you can see it in the moon,
        Cold and pale as a comet's tail; the sun goes down too soon,
        And Orion's hunting across the sky with his starry belt,
        And you know that he won't go 'till the snow begins to melt.

Another year is over. Turn another page.
That old North wind around your head makes you feel your age.
You're alone but not so lonely as you were awhile ago
So bank your fire, settle in and wait for the snow.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Lui Collins: Awaiting The Snow
From: Naemanson
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 03:51 PM

I like it! See you on Thursday! Hope to hear it then.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Lui Collins: Awaiting The Snow
From: nutty
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 09:09 PM

what a lovely song ..... any chance of a tune????? please


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Lui Collins: Awaiting The Snow
From: Julia
Date: 19 Nov 02 - 11:54 PM

If you are talking about Fred's song "Waiting for the Snow" It is recorded on his album "The Ballad of Cappy John" on Castlebay records www.castlebay.net
The tune is kind of like "Rolling Down to Old Maui" or "The Miller of Dee"
He has sheet music if you would like that- e-mail castlebay@castlebay.net


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Lui Collins: Awaiting The Snow
From: Naemanson
Date: 20 Nov 02 - 09:15 AM

Oh, then I HAVE heard it. I have that album. I guess I need to dig it out. Things are so confused. I have moved twice since August.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Lui Collins: Awaiting The Snow
From: Naemanson
Date: 27 Nov 02 - 12:39 PM

Refreshing in the hopes that someone might not have seen this the first time around.


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Subject: ADD: Awaiting the Snow (Lui Collins)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 04:58 PM

Lui Collins is a wonderful performer and songwriter. I realize that the original post requests chords - but for the record, here are the lyrics from the Lui Collins Website:

AWAITING THE SNOW
(Lui Collins)

Late afternoon, the sky's growing darker
Grey clouds have threatened all day
The wind whistles against my windows
The rhododendrons shiver and sway.

They say that the snowstorm so absent all winter
Will finally lay its thick blanket o'er all
So I've built up the fire, brought in extra coal
Now I drink the stove's warmth, listen to the wind howl.

But where is the blizzard so long expected?
I'm hung in suspension awaiting the snow.

I sit by the fire, a bag of emotions
Ragged and torn from the weeks gone by
Needing some comfort, no one to talk to
The radio keeps me alive.

As I wait for the wind to blow away madness
I wait for the snow to bury my grief
I wait for its blanket to wrap round my sadness
Its quiet to bring me relief.

Now darkness surrounds me, alone in my cabin
Alone in the woods, alone in the wild
But my kitchen is warm, my table is cluttered
My kerosene lantern gives gentle light.

And I think of you, love, so far away
Yet your presence is still as real as that light
Your memory, still warm in me, brings me a smile
Then I wish you were with me tonight.

And where is the blizzard so long expected?
I'm hung in suspension awaiting the snow.

And I wait for the wind to blow away madness
I wait for the snow to bury my grief
I wait for its blanket to wrap 'round my sadness
It's quiet to bring me relief.

Molly Gamblin Music/ BMI. All rights reserved.


Lui Collins
PO Box 4005
Ashfield, MA 01330-4005


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