The Snow It Melts The Soonest Contemporary Folk

Released January 19, 2015

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Sound Recording

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James Fraser ("offthewall")
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
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Concept and overall production.
Johnny Watermelon ("JohnnyWatermelon")
Las Vegas Nevada USA
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Orchestration.
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Denise F ("LadyD")
Newcastle United Kingdom
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Vocal
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Ray Kaliss ("BrotherRat")
Sisters of Mercy Lunartic Asylum Conneticut USA
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Production ideas
Artist's Notes

This is a rendition of a traditional song.

Piano provided by Thom Sneddon (USA).

Lyrics

Oh the snow it melts the soonest when the winds begin to sing
And the corn it ripens fastest when the frosts are settling in
And when a young man tells me that my face he'll soon forget
Before we part I'll wage a crown, he's fain to follow it yet

Oh the snow it melts the soonest when the winds begin to sing
And the swallow flies without a thought as long as it is spring
But when spring blows and winter goes, my love, then you'll be free
For all your pride to follow me across the raging sea

Oh the snow it melts the soonest when the winds begin to sing
And the bee that flew when summer shone in winter cannot sting
I've seen the young man's anger melt between night and the morn
So it's surely not a harder thing to melt a young man's scorn

So don't you bid me farewell here, no farewell I?ll receive,
For you will be with me, my love, then kiss and take your leave
And I'll wait here 'til the moorcock calls and the marten takes the wing
For the snow it melts the soonest when the wind begins to sing.