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Louise Mosrie: Music

Blackberry Winter

(Louise Mosrie)
Louise Mosrie/Mike Richardson
On the first day of May, frost lay on the vine
When just yesterday, it was warm as summertime
But the North wind did bring her cold heart with her
Now we’re in the middle of a blackberry winter

And it’s cold, cold, cold
Colder than I’ve known
Buds die before they
come to flower
It’s cold, cold, cold
Deep inside my bones
Lonely lays heavy every
hour
Colder than a broken heart
shiver
In a Blackberry Winter

I fell in love in April with a man from Virginia way
A kind-hearted soldier dressed in battle grey.
He promised me his love as we sat down by the river
But he died in the fighting in the blackberry winter

And it’s cold, cold, cold
Colder than I’ve known
Buds die before they
come to flower
It’s cold, cold, cold
Deep inside my bones
Lonely lays heavy every
hour
Colder than a broken heart
shiver
In a Blackberry Winter.

I wandered down the mountain crying for my love
Despairing like the willow in the frozen mud
I will take my last icy breath to be with him forever
Among the silent blossoms of the blackberry winter.

And it’s cold, cold, cold
Colder than I’ve known
Buds die before they come
to flower
It’s cold, cold, cold
Deep inside my bones
Lonely lays heavy every
hour
Colder than a broken heart
shiver
In a Blackberry Winter.