The Snow It Melts The Soonest

Lyrics to the Christmas carol The Snow It Melts The Soonest (The Snows They Melt the Soonest).

  • The Snows They Melt the Soonest is a traditional British song dated back to at least 1821.
  • The Snow It Melts The Soonest is included on Sting’s Christmas album If On a Winter´s night.

Lyrics

O, the snow it melts the soonest
when the winds begin to sing;
And the corn it ripens fastest
when the frosts are setting in;
And when a woman tells me that
my face she’ll soon forget,
Before we part, I wad a crown,
she’s fain to follow’t yet.

The snow it melts the soonest
when the wind begins to sing;
And the swallow skims without
a thought as long as it is spring;
But when spring goes, and winter blows,
my lass, an ye’ll be fain,
For all your pride, to follow me,
were’t cross the stormy main.

O, the snow it melts the soonest
when the wind begins to sing;
The bee that flew when summer shined,
in winter cannot sting;
I’ve seen a woman’s anger melt
between the night and morn,
And it’s surely not a harder thing
to tame a woman’s scorn.

O, never say me farewell here
-no farewell I’ll receive,
For you shall set me to the stile,
and kiss and take your leave;
But I’ll stay here till the woodcock comes,
and the martlet takes his wing,
Since the snow aye melts the soonest,
lass, when the wind begins to sing.