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Snow Falls

[John Tams]

John Tams wrote Snow Falls for the play and Albion Band's subsequent 1980 album Lark Rise to Candleford. The Albion Band performed it also at the 1986 Albion Band Christmas Show with Cathy Lesurf singing. A North German Radio (NDR) broadcast was included in the Albion Band's cassette and CD Songs from the Shows Volume 2. A further recording by the Albion Christmas Band with Kellie While singing and including a poem by John Clare can be found on the 2003 CD An Albion Christmas.

Jon Boden sang Snow Falls as the December 3 entry of his project A Folk Song a Day.

Lyrics

John Tams sings Snow FallsJon Boden sings Snow Falls

Cruel winter cuts through like the reaper,
The old year lies withered and slain.
Like Barleycorn who rose from the grave
The new year will rise up again.

The winter cuts me like the reaper,
The old year lies tattered and torn.
But like Barleycorn who rose from the grave
The old year will rise up again.

Chorus (repeated after each verse):
And the snow falls
And the wind calls
And the year turns round again

Chorus (repeated after each verse):
And the snow falls
And the wind calls
And the year turns round again

And I'll wager a hand full of guineas
Against all of the songs you can sing:
Some day you'll love and the next day you'll lose,
And winter will turn into spring.

I'll wager a hand full of guineas
Against all of the songs you can sing:
One day you'll lose and the next day you'll win,
And winter will turn into spring.

There will come a time of great plenty,
A time of good harvest and song.
Till then put your trust in tomorrow, my friend,
For yesterday's over and done.

There will come a time of great plenty,
A time of good harvest and song.
Till then put your trust in tomorrow, my friend,
For yesterday's over and done.