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Silver In The Stubble (Frank Taylor) video
#2279: YouTube video by gdgest
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~

Early in the morning,
I hear the buzzer's roar;
The silver's in the stubble
and it was not there before.

And the leaves are getting greener,
and spring is on its way;
And the girls are getting prettier
and younger every day.

It's a time to think of heaven,
and a time to think of hell;
There's a time to go to church,
it's Sunday, hark, I hear the bell.

And the leaves are getting greener,
and spring is on its way;
And the girls are getting prettier
and younger every day.

Summer's in the meadow,
and winter's in her roots;
So, fare thee well, old wicked world,
I'm going to be good.

And the leaves are getting greener,
and spring is on its way;
And the girls are getting prettier
and younger every day.

And the leaves are getting greener,
and spring is on its way;
And the girls are getting prettier
and younger every day.

####.... Sydney Bertram Carter [1915-2004] English poet, songwriter and folk musician, born in Camden Town, London. ©1963 Essex Music Ltd ....####
The video above features an abbreviated variant of Sydney Carter's 1964 song performed live in 1981 by Frank Taylor at the Fifth Annual Newfoundland Folk Festival in St John's, NL.

Below are two additional final verses written by Sydney Carter:


Silver in the stubble,
winter in the wood;
Fare you well, you wicked world,
I'm going to be good.

But if any girl is willing,
she only has to say;
I'll hang my halo on a shelf
until another day.


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