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Snow Falls

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Flora Thompson 1876-1947
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Snow Falls
(John Tams)

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

And the snow falls
And the wind calls
And the year turns round again

And I'll wager a hat 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

And the snow falls
And the wind calls
And the year turns round again

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

And the snow falls
And the wind calls
And the year turns round again

Written in 1980, for the play Candleford which was an adaptation of Flora Thompson's book Lark Rise to Candleford. So far as is known the only recording of JT singing the song is on the album that was made of the music from the play. However it also appears on the Albion Band album "Songs From The Shows 2".

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The Lark Rise to Candleford 
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