The Snows They Melt the Soonest Lyrics

Cara Dillon


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Cara Dillon, Sam Lakeman
album: Track 10 in album After the Morning
release date: 2006-2-27
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Celtic
length: 4:20
strings arranger: Frank Gallagher
writer: [traditional]

Cover Art

Cara Dillon After the Morning cover art
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The snow it melts the soonest when the winds begin to sing
And the corn it ripens fastest when the frost is setting in
And when the young man tells me that my face he'll soon forget
Before we part I bet a crown, he'd be fain to follow it yet

And the snow it melts the soonest when the winds begin to sing
And the swallow skims without a thought as long as it is spring
But when spring blows and winter goes my love then you'll be free
With all your pride and to follow me where it crossed the stormy sea

And the snows they melt the soonest when the winds begin to sing
And the bee that flew when summer shone in winter he won't sing
And all the flowers in all the land so brightly they may be.
And the snow it melts the soonest when my true love's for me.

So whoever says to me farewell here, no farewell I receive,
For you will leave me at your side, or you kiss and take your leave
And I'll wait here 'til the moorcock calls and the Martin takes his leave
For the snow it melts the soonest when the winds begin to sing.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Never in a Million Years
  • 2 I Wish You Well
  • 3 Here's a Health
  • 4 Brockagh Braes
  • 5 Garden Valley
  • 6 October Winds
  • 7 Bold Jamie
  • 8 The Streets of Derry
  • 9 This Time
  • 10 The Snows They Melt the Soonest
  • 11 Walls
  • 12 Grace