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A Children's Winter (Ryan's Fancy) tabs, videos
#37: YouTube video by kelticknots
©2007 ~ Used with permission ~

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The winter snow is a child's delight,
As it brightens up the winter night,
And it coats the earth in a cheery white,
As it softly drifts upon it.

The smiling faces watch the ground,
As the snow is falling all around,
And through the glass there comes no sound,
As the snowflakes melt upon it.

Snowman, snow house,
Hey, play with me;
Shake the snow down from the tree,
Games once played by you and me.
Snow is softly falling.

Snowman, snow house,
Hey, play with me;
Shake the snow down from the tree,
Games once played by you and me.
Snow is softly falling.

Well the morning comes and the children play,
Their laughter rings out through the day,
They hope the snow is here to stay,
And that it won't be gone tomorrow.

Sliding, running down the hill,
The time for fun is now, but still,
When they climb up on life's long hill,
They are sure to meet some sorrow.

Snowman, snow house,
Hey, play with me;
Shake the snow down from the tree,
Games once played by you and me.
Snow is softly falling.

Snowman, snow house,
Hey, play with me;
Shake the snow down from the tree,
Games once played by you and me.
Snow is softly falling.

####.... Dermot O'Reilly [1942-2007] ....####
Recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Dark Island - A Portrait Of Ryan's Fancy, trk#6, ©1971, Audat Records, Oshawa, Ontario); and on a compilation album of various artists (Newfoundland Talent Showcase, trk#5, 1975, Audat Records, Oshawa, Ontario).

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A variant was recorded by Judy Brazil (Greatest Gift Of All, trk#8, 2003, Sawyer Hill Productions, Placentia, NL, produced and arranged by Kevin Collins).

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A variant was also recorded by The Irish Descendants on a compilation album (Atlantic Standards Christmas, trk#3, 2007, WEA, Scarborough, Ontario).

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The video below features a recording of a variant by Celtic Connection on compilation Christmas albums (The Christmas Wish, trk#4, 1999, Avalon Music Ltd, Torbay, NL); and (Homebrew Christmas, trk#10, 2006, Avondale Music, St John's, NL).

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#977: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

The video below features a tribute performance of a variant by Shanneyganock during the Folk Alliance in Memphis, Tennessee on the second anniversary of the death of Dermot O'Reilly.

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#850: YouTube video by dshorock
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

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Notes On Tabs:
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All tabs have been contributed by visitors to this site and represent their interpretation of the tune. We are unable to verify their accuracy.

The [D] winter snow is a [A] child's de-[A7] light,
As it [D] brightens [G] up the win-[A] ter [A7] night,
And it [D] coats the earth in [A] a cheery white, [A7]
As it [D] softly [A] drifts upon [D] it.

The [D] smiling faces [A] watch the [A7] ground,
As [D] the snow is fal-[G] ling all a-[A7] round,
And [D] through the glass there [A] comes no [A7] sound,
As the snow-[D] flakes [A] melt upon it. [D]

[D] Snowman, snow [D7] house,
Hey, play with [G] me;
Shake the [Em] snow down [A] from the [A7] tree,
[D] Games once played by [A] you and me.
[D] Snow is sof- [A] tly fal-[D] ling.


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