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Tracks In The Snow (Tim Brown)

Oh, how I remember when I was a kid,
I'd sneak to the window from that warm feather bed;
And look at the white-covered world down below....
Just waitin' for me to put tracks in the snow.

Seems it took forever for Dad to come to,
And layed up the fire in that ol' Waterloo;
"Oh, hurry up, Father, 'tis winter you know....
I got to get out and put tracks in the snow.

"So, buck up there, Father, come on, Mother May,
You're slower than lassy that's runnin' up grade;
I need me wool socks and me Logans, you know....
To be the first one to put tracks in the snow."

That wonderful white world was mine to explore,
All the way from the stable back to the grub store;
Each step I took was tiresome and slow....
But, Lord, how I loved puttin' tracks in the snow.

I'd be a fur trapper out there in the cold,
I'd be an explorer up on the North Pole;
I'd be the first person wherever I go....
And others will follow my tracks in the snow.

I'd follow my trapline to the fence in the back,
Swing 'round in a circle and pick up me track;
And in for the night, where did the day go?
But the garden was full of my tracks in the snow.

As I slip off to sleep in that warm feather bed,
With talk of another snowfall in my head;
I can't wait for the first sign of daylight's soft glow....
And to be the first one to put tracks in the snow.

"So, buck up there, Father, come on, Mother May,
You're slower than lassy that's runnin' up grade;
I need me wool socks and me Logans, you know....
To be the first one to put tracks in the snow."

Now that I am grown and live in the town,
I still get a thrill when the first snow comes down;
At the first sign of daybreak,
when the snow banks are deep,
I can get my tracks down while the town is asleep.

It seems that my children just can't understand,
Why it's so important to a grown man;
And each winter morning he's up on the go....
And wants to be first to put tracks in the snow.
And wants to be first to put tracks in the snow.

####.... Tim Brown ....####

Recorded by Tim Brown (Old Fellers Like Me, Volume One, trk#8, ©1993, Independent, recorded at Music Town productions, Gambo, NL)

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From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Logan - leather boot with rubber foot, reaching below the knee, and used for woods or winter wear.
Waterloo - brand of cast-iron kitchen stoves popular in the 19th and 20th-centuries which would take a birch billet probably two feet long and was often the only source of home heating.


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