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The Snows of Winter

Word count: 122

Song Cycle by Christopher Roland Brown (b. 1943)

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?. Fall, leaves, fall [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

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Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.

I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night's decay
Ushers in a drearier day.


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?. Soft snow [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

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I walked abroad in a snowy day
I askd the soft snow with me to play
She playd & she melted in all her prime
And the winter calld it a dreadful crime.


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?. Song on the water [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

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As mad sexton's bell, tolling
   For earth's loveliest daughter,
Night's dumbness breaks rolling
            Ghostily:
   So our boat breaks the water
            Witchingly.

As her look the dream troubles
   Of her tearful-eyed lover,
So our sails in the bubbles
            Ghostily
Are mirrored, and hover
            Moonily.


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