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Long Winter Nights (The Sharecroppers) video
#2137: YouTube video by NLTreasure ©2012
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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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