The Longest Winter

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Music and lyrics by Robinson & Rohe, 2013

lyrics

He came from the North and he brought the snow, snow, snow
In the deepest of drifts that billowed against the door, door, door
The longest winter I had ever known, known, known
We kept each other warm in the snow, snow, snow

He led me outside and said we should go, go, go
To see how the ice flows piled against the shore, shore, shore
Moving water hardened into stone, stone, stone
O, how my blood, it rushed, crying go, go, go


He tended the fire and set it aglow, glow, glow
Maple and ash to cheer us against the storm, storm, storm
And in the evening flames turned into smouldering coals
We kept each other warm in the glow, glow, glow

He whispered my name and lay me down slow, slow, slow
In a blanket of down he pressed me against the floor, floor, floor
Dying embers, in his eyes they shone, shone, shone
Breathless the whole night through, we moved slow, slow, slow



The days stretched their arms, the South winds did blow, blow, blow
In through the open window, in through the open door
And just like a bird that can't be kept inside a nest he buttons up his vest
He's flown, he flies, he goes, goodbye
He knows that I can ne'er know why
But I will always hold him close
He's there inside my mind
The cold wind e'er it blows, blows, blows...


He came from the North and he brought the snow, snow, snow.

credits

from The Longest Winter, released December 5, 2014
Recorded and performed by Robinson & Rohe, September 8-12, 2014 at White Star Sound, Louisa, VA
Produced by Robinson & Rohe
Mixed by Liam Robinson
Mastered by Nate Wood

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tags: folk New York

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Robinson & Rohe Brooklyn, New York

Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson were brought together a decade ago by a love of participatory music-making and American and Anglo folk song. In 2013, they began collaborating as cowriters, developing a repertoire of original music that now lives alongside the old songs they hold dear. Their performances evidence their care for fine song craft, detailed arrangements, and elegant harmonies. ... more

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