"The First Day of Winter"
It’s the first day of winter out here on the farm, and a blistery North wind she’s a blowin’
She’ll be bringin’ more cold than one can imagine by evenin’ it’ll likely be snowin’
Critters take shelter from storms that are brewin’ seems they do have some good common sense
While folks sit inside ’round a nice little fire, you’ll find farmers out fixin’ a fence
There’s chores to be done ‘fore the sun goes down
and the temperature’s droppin’ clean out of sight
Fingers get froze, and feet they get numb and the ground, it’s gettin’ white
Layers and layers of wool won’t protect you and three pairs of socks just won’t do
When the snow’s fallin’ and the wind’s blowin
the chill can go right through you
Winter is here to stay for awhile, the North wind she’ll keep right on blowin’
We’ll ride out the storms the best that we can but our spirits will never be broken
Bundling and huddling against the cold winds we’ll weather the wintery storms
Shiverin’ and shakin’, our knees will be knockin’ tryin’ our best to keep warm
In due time, the days will start gettin’ warmer, the sun will start meltin’ the snow
And just when you think winter never will end, you’re now thinking “where’d the time go?”
Winter days have changed into the Season of Spring, with Summer and Autumn to follow
Before you know it another year has gone by and we face another winter with sorrow.
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