When All Men Sing (K.Scowcraft, Derek Gifford) When snow transforms the hedgerow thorn And frost engilds the berry Good men and true the firelogs hew And in the inns make merry When singing all as with one voice It seems the very walls rejoice And merriment about does spring When all men sing. Cho: Let every man so pitch his song To help his neighbor sing along To each and all contentment bring When all men sing. When lambs are seen and trees spring green Come forth in bloom the daisies For winters end our thanks we'll send At Easter-time sing praises Then with a will, yea one accord We'll raise our voices to the Lord And praise above our heavenly King When all men sing. When in the fields his scythe he wields Then hear his summer sound As man and boy their lungs employ The songs they echo round Rebound from hill and roof and spire Starting lowly building higher So surely then his scythe will swing When all men sing. When leaves they fall from elm tree tall Then every back must bend As young and old with courage bold Their efforts they expend Ensuring autumn's gifts are stored Afore cold winter winds is blowed Then comes and end to foraging When all men sing. Here's songs in season every year Some voices sweet with others strong Gently round ascending With harmonies a-blending In unison pours forth the song Uplifting beams of Inn or Hall And shaking plaster from the wall When all men sing. JC oct99
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