#01498
Long Winter Nights (The Sharecroppers) with lyrics

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Those long winter nights the fire is burning bright,
The fiddler's in the corner by the flickerin' firelight;
And the laughter and good company will make your spirits bright,
There's music in the rafters all along the winter's night.
There's music in the rafters all along the winter's night.

I left my home when gentle spring was greening all the land,
Me fiddle slung across me back, and me hazel stick in hand;
I knew I'd find good music in the long days yet to come,
For pleasure and good company all winter long at home.

Those long winter nights the fire is burning bright,
The fiddler's in the corner by the flickerin' firelight;
And the laughter and good company will make your spirits bright,
There's music in the rafters all along the winter's night.
There's music in the rafters all along the winter's night.

I spent all spring and summer with me friends along the way,
We'd gather in the evenings and we'd play till break of day;
I learned the songs and stories and the tunes I didn't know,
The brightened nights and gladdened hearts through winter's rain and snow.

Those long winter nights the fire is burning bright,
The fiddler's in the corner by the flickerin' firelight;
And the laughter and good company will make your spirits bright,
There's music in the rafters all along the winter's night.
There's music in the rafters all along the winter's night.

We'd fiddle Jenny's Chickens and The Maid Behind The Bar,
And Bonny Kate and Katie's Tune, and The Fort Below Armagh;
I learned to sing Sweet Gallan Braes and The Waters Of Cool Finn,
And The Bonny Bunch Of Roses for the long nights comin' in.

Those long winter nights the fire is burning bright,
The fiddler's in the corner by the flickerin' firelight;
And the laughter and good company will make your spirits bright,
There's music in the rafters all along the winter's night.
There's music in the rafters all along the winter's night.

The summer days are over and the fields are waving gold,
The days are gettin' shorter and the nights are turning cold;
Autumn is a lonesome time when the year begins to wane,
But I'm eagerly awaiting those winter nights again.

Those long winter nights the fire is burning bright,
The fiddler's in the corner by the flickerin' firelight;
And the laughter and good company will make your spirits bright,
There's music in the rafters all along the winter's night.
There's music in the rafters all along the winter's night.

Those long winter nights the fire is burning bright,
The fiddler's in the corner by the flickerin' firelight;
And the laughter and good company will make your spirits bright,
There's music in the rafters all along the winter's night.
There's music in the rafters all along the winter's night.
There's music in the rafters aaaaall along the winter's night.

####.... Tommy Makem ....####
Recorded by Tommy Makem (Rolling Home, trk#11, 1989 CD).

This variant arranged and recorded by The Sharecroppers (This New Founde Lande, trl#8, ©1996, John Harvey Newman Publishing).


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