THE SNOWS THEY MELT THE SOONEST

The snows they melt the soonest
when the winds begin to sing
And the corn it ripens fastest
as the frosts are settling in
And when a woman tells me that
my face she'll soon forget
Before we part I'll wage a croun
she's fain to follow it yet

The snows they melt the soonest
when the winds begin to sing
And the swallow flies without a thought
as long as it is spring
But when spring goes and winter blows,
my love, then you'll be fain
For all your pride to follow me
across the raging main

The snows they melt the soonest
when the winds begin to sing
And the bee that flew when summer shone
in winter cannot sting
I've seen a woman's anger melt
between the night and morn
So it's surely not a harder thing
to melt a woman's scorn

So bid me not farewell you hear,
no farewell I'll receive
For you will be with me, my love,
then you'll kiss and take your leave
And I'll wait here till the moorcock calls
and the marten takes the wing
For the snows they melt the soonest
when the winds begin to sing