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FIRE AND WINE
(Steve Ashley)

Winter's coming,
we live a shorter day
the sun is hunting
for a place to stay
and Jack Frost's fingers
are in the wind again

Ragged Robin is see-sawin'
in one half of a coconut shell
He can't find the bacon rind
and hunger makes his red breast swell.

Now is the time .... for fire and wine
Fire for body and wine for mind
We will sing and play 'til break of day
And we will sing the frost away.

Gold October bowls me over
Damp November makes me sneeze
Then December cruelly sends the
Winter frost to freeze my knees.

Now is the time .... for fire and wine
Fire for body and wine for mind
We will sing and play 'til break of day
And we will sing the frost away.

Winter brings us to the singers
and the drinkers glass in hand
Roll up smokers, cards and jokers
Listeners all who sit and stand.

Now is the time .... for fire and wine
Fire for body and wine for mind
We will sing and play 'til break of day
And we will sing the frost away.

 

The sound files attached below are from our rehearsals of this new arrangement of the song

It a 'work in progress' for learning (especially for those who missed some rehearsals) 

Attachments:
Download this file (Fire and Wine-Chorus and first verse_Wassail Singers in rehearsal_14-1-2017.mp3)Fire and Wine - Chorus and first verse[Fire and Wine - Chorus and first verse: Wassail Singers in rehearsal on 14/1/2017]1623 kB
Download this file (Fire and Wine-Chorus_High Harmony part_Wassail Singers in Rehearsal_11-01-2016.mp3)Fire and Wine – Chorus - High harmony part[Fire and Wine – Chorus - High harmony part: Wassail Singers in rehearsal on 11/1/2016]567 kB
Download this file (Fire and Wine-Chorus_Low Harmony part_Wassail Singers in Rehearsal_11-01-2016.mp3)Fire and Wine – Chorus - Low harmony part[Fire and Wine – Chorus - Low harmony part: Wassail Singers in rehearsal on 11/1/2016]601 kB
Download this file (Fire and Wine-Chorus_Melody part_Wassail Singers in Rehearsal_11-01-2016.mp3)Fire and Wine – Chorus - Melody part[Fire and Wine – Chorus - Melody part: Wassail Singers in rehearsal on 11/1/2016]577 kB
Download this file (Fire and Wine-Intro_Voice 1-Low_Wassail Singers in Rehearsal_11-01-2016.mp3)Fire and Wine – Intro Voice 1 (Low)[Fire and Wine – Intro Voice 1 (Low): Wassail Singers in rehearsal on 11/1/2016]684 kB
Download this file (Fire and Wine-Intro_Voice 2-High_Wassail Singers in Rehearsal_11-01-2016.mp3)Fire and Wine – Intro Voice 2 (High)[Fire and Wine – Intro Voice 2 (High): Wassail Singers in rehearsal on 11/1/2016]525 kB
Download this file (Fire and Wine-Verse_High Harmony part_Wassail Singers in Rehearsal_11-01-2016.mp3)Fire and Wine – Verse - High harmony part[Fire and Wine – Verse - High harmony part: Wassail Singers in rehearsal on 11/1/2016]352 kB
Download this file (Fire and Wine-Verse_Low Harmony part_Wassail Singers in Rehearsal_11-01-2016.mp3)Fire and Wine – Verse - Low harmony part[Fire and Wine – Verse - Low harmony part: Wassail Singers in rehearsal on 11/1/2016]382 kB
Download this file (Fire and Wine-Verse_Melody part_Wassail Singers in Rehearsal_11-01-2016.mp3)Fire and Wine – Verse - Melody part[Fire and Wine – Verse - Melody part: Wassail Singers in rehearsal on 11/1/2016]318 kB
Download this file (Fire and Wine_SDB.doc)Fire and Wine - lyrics[Fire and Wine - lyrics]27 kB
Download this file (Fire and Wine_Steve Ashley.pdf)Fire and Wine - music[Fire and Wine - music]43 kB
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