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The Seasons


by Loreena Mccennitt. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - W


Traditional English (nineteenth century)

Come all you lads and lasses, I'd have you give attention
To these few lines I'm about to write here.
'Tis of the four seasons of the year that I shall mention,
The beauty of all things doth appear.
And now you are young and all in your prosperity,
Come cheer up your hearts and revive like the spring.
Join off in pairs like the birds in February
That St. Valentine's Day it forth do bring.

Then cometh Spring, which all the land doth nourish;
The fields are beginning to be decked with green.
The trees put forth their buds and the blossoms they do flourish,
And the tender blades of corn on the earth are to be seen.
Don't you see the little lambs by the dams a-playing?
The cuckoo is singing in the shady grove.
The flowers they are springing, the maids they go a-Maying,
In love all hearts seem now to move.

Next cometh Autumn with the sun so hot and piercing;
The sportsman goes forth with his dog and his gun
to fetch down the woodcock, the partridge and the pheasant,
For health and for profit as well as for fun.
Behold with loaded apple-trees the farmer is befriended,
They will fill up his casks that have long laid dry.
All nature seems to weary nhow, her task is nearly ended,
And more of the seasons will come by and by.

When night comes on with song and tale we pass the wintry hours;
By keeping up a cheerful heart we hope for better days.
We tend the cattle, sow the seed, give work unto the ploughers,
With patience wait till winter yields before the sun's fair rays.
And so the world goes round and round, and every time and season
With pleasure and with profit crowns the passage of the year.
And so through every time of life, to him who acts with reason
The beauty of all things doth appear.



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Album: Other Songs A - W Lyrics
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  1. All Souls Night
  2. Balulalow
  3. Banks of Claudy
  4. Blacksmith
  5. Bonny Portmore
  6. Breaking the Silence
  7. Carrighfergus
  8. Ce He Mise Le Ulaingt / the Two Trees
  9. Come by the Hills
  10. Courtyard Lullaby
  11. Cymbeline
  12. Dantes Prayer
  13. Dickens Dublin
  14. Full Circle
  15. Greensleeves
  16. In Praise of Christmas
  17. Introduction
  18. Kellswater
  19. Let All That Are to Mirth Inclined
  20. Let Us the Infant Greet
  21. Lullaby
  22. Marrakesh Night Market
  23. Moon Cradle
  24. Night Ride Across the Caucasus
  25. Prosperos Speech
  26. Samain Night
  27. She Moved Through the Fair
  28. Skellig
  29. Snow
  30. Standing Stones
  31. Stolen Child
  32. The Bonney Swans
  33. The Dark Night of the Soul
  34. The King
  35. The Lady of Shalott
  36. The Mummers Dance
  37. The Mystics Dream
  38. The Old Ways
  39. The Seasons
  40. Track Comments to the Visit
  41. Wexford Carol

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