The Snowdrops in the Spring

By Karen Aldain, with thanks to Peter for the music.

Listen to a recording of this song

The autumn winds are blowing
And the leaves fall like my heart
I’ll be lonely as the trees, my love,
Now we must be apart.
I knew not how I’d miss you,
Until you said goodbye
So I’ll hold your letters close, my love,
Whilst winter snows still lie.

But the snowdrops in the spring, my love,
The snowdrops in the spring,
They ring the end of winter
When I’ll be with you again.

We parted in the summer,
Unaware of what had grown
To find in summer’s wake, my love,
I yearned for you alone.
And then I got your letters
And I knew you felt the same
But winter’s coming in, my love,
I yearn for you in vain.

But the snowdrops in the spring, my love,
The snowdrops in the spring,
They ring the end of winter
When I’ll be with you again.

The snow is falling thickly
And it’s blanketing the ground.
These winter months are long, my love,
Now you are not around.
The winter keeps us parted,
And the wait I can’t abide,
So let the springtime come, my love,
Then you’ll be by my side.

For the snowdrops in the spring, my love,
The snowdrops in the spring,
They ring the end of winter
When I’ll be with you again.

The snowdrops in the spring, my love,
The snowdrops in the spring,
They ring the end of winter
When I’ll be with you again.

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