Loreena McKennitt - Snow Lyrics




White are the far-off plains, and white
The fading forests grow;
The wind dies out along the height,
And denser still the snow,
A gathering weight on roof and tree,
Falls down scarce audibly.

The road before me smooths and fills
Apace, and all about
The fences dwindle, and the hills
Are blotted slowly out;
The naked trees loom spectrally
Into the dim white sky.

The meadows and far-sheeted streams
Lie still without a sound;
Like some soft minister of dreams
The snow-fall hoods me round;
In wood and water, earth and air,
A silence everywhere.

Save when at lonely intervals
Some farmer's sleigh, urged on,
With rustling runners and sharp bells,
Swings by me and is gone;
Or from the empty waste I hear
A sound remote and clear;

The barking of a dog, or call
To cattle, sharply pealed,
Borne echoing from some wayside stall
Or barnyard far afield;

Then all is silent and the snow falls
Settling soft and slow
The evening deepens and the grey
Folds closer earth and sky
The world seems shrouded, far away.

Its noises sleep, and I secret as
Yon buried streams plod dumbly on and dream.





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  1. B.... A....

    Tam uyumalık şarkı hmm deneyelim bakalim

  2. s.... m....

    The lilt and lure of Celtic music is at its best in this song sung by the best of the Celtic lasses

  3. L.... B....

    I dislike this version. The original is perfect.

  4. T.... N....

    🕊✨

  5. V.... ....

    how beautiful...

  6. S.... K....

    thank you for these beautiful lyrics to accompany a beautifully evocative voice and instrumentation. Truly magical and poetic. I've known this tune for many years without knowing all the lyrics.

  7. v.... ....

    Lorenaya sevgiler

  8. V.... Y....

    White is innocence snow clears the nature love this song

  9. g.... ....

    One of her most beautiful songs!

  10. a.... ....

    part of my christmas music every year

  11. C.... H....

    Tellement beau, Loreena McKennitt touche directement le cœur.

  12. w.... ....

    E ela caminha na neve; e ela salta de galho em galho congelado. É como mágica.

    19/10/18

  13. e.... u....

    Zerk Etti Yılların Nazik Elleriyle Panzehir.. bana güzel şeyleri hatırlatır..

  14. M.... O....

    She has a voice as clear as snow...

  15. M.... T....

    Que gente mensa y simplona no le puede gustar Loreena

  16. W.... K....

    Loreena the Queen of Celtic Music

  17. c.... ....

    This song takes my winter depressions and blows them away with a gentle kiss of snow even though I live in Florida. She is an amazing artist, and this song captures the essence of her grace and soulfulness.

  18. E.... A....

    Harika bişey bu :'(

  19. D.... D....

    Vous m' enchantez 😍😍😍 un pur moment...merci

  20. S.... d....

    So beautiful 💟

  21. S.... S....

    2017 amazing

  22. P.... ....

    Absolutely beautiful.

  23. G.... F....

    Mi è sempre piaciuta loreena mackennit....l'atmosfera che crea con la sua voce e i suoi strumenti.peace and love.

    G.... F....

    Non si può che condividere quanto scrivi, Giacomo. Pace e Amore!

  24. V.... R....

    magnificent voice

  25. S.... G....

    Maravilhoso!

  26. K.... 6....

    Any younger fans here 24 and under?

    K.... 6....

    22, but I follow Loreena since I was 13

    K.... 6....

    👌👈😎

    K.... 6....

    I am Sixty one tonight and I resent that question! Were you taught any manners?

  27. R.... O....

    amo, lindas músicas. Lorenna Mackenitt

  28. d.... p....

    I love it.

  29. T.... M....

    snow is for pure hearts and souls , people who hate or dislike it are poor little souls and they even brag with it,poor fellows..

  30. F.... A....

    One of her most beautiful songs, she is like the queen of Music. for more artists like her in our world, share!

    F.... A....

    Hi 👋 my name is Jo Anne she awesome

  31. .... ....

    다영어

  32. B.... B....

    Lyric: Archibald Lampman (1861-1899)

  33. C.... S....

    BEAUTIFULL VOICE AND BEAUTIFULL MUSIC.

  34. L.... d....

    qué canción....

  35. t.... n....

    Awesomeeeeee !!!!!!!

  36. G.... A....

    I love this beautiful music,Imemories my loved canada

  37. C.... C....

    I'm korean

    C.... C....

    글리치아스리엘53 RAclan ???

  38. C.... C....

    good ^^d

  39. J.... B....

    beautiful !

  40. T.... P....

    I love snow and ice, it is so white and silence, so clear like this song

  41. F.... C....

    hate snow . . . love this song

    F.... C....

    Frances Cook how can you say such ugly thing? it s like saying you hate children or art or beauty, it proves lack of artistic spirit,it s sad that you even brag about it...

    F.... C....

    wtf. She just said she doesn't like snow. Who said it had anything to do with art?

  42. r.... ....

    She is Heavenly ans so is her music! What an accomplished lady :)

  43. p.... ....

    A friend of mine said that it actually snows in his homeland of Iran. I didn't think that was possible, but I guess I was wrong hehe. May the winter snow keep your hearts warm and at peace! :)

    p.... ....

    Iran has all four seasons! It can be sweltering hot in the south of Iran and snowing in the north. Iran is a beautiful country full of hospitable people and such amazing history and architecture! Iran is also very safe! If you ever get the chance to visit Iran, you should jump at it! :-)

    p.... ....

    @Lucas Petry You forgot to add the hanging of homosexual people to death, and stoning women to death for adultery...

    Saying it is safe is also rediclous. Westerns go missing all the time. What if someone listened to your careless advice, went and ended up hurt or dead?

    I am not saying all people from Iran are like that and I know most are good people, but you are glossing over the country. It has a barbaric government based on Sharia. Women are oppressed and treated like dirt.

    p.... ....

    @James king lol westerners don't go missing all the time. Obviously the government is less than ideal but the tourism is fantastic.

  44. G.... m....

    !!!!!!!

    G.... m....

    Αγαπημένο κομμάτι, λατρεμένη η παραμυθένια μου φωνή.

  45. l.... ....

    I love this piece! You can see and feel the wide, white plains around you, what appears to be sugared-dusted trees and a lone farmhouse with smoke curling into the sky from a stove inside.  The ultimate in peace and stark, quiet beauty to dream.

  46. n.... s....

    BELLÍSIMA VOZ, no me van a alcanzar los días de mi vida para escucharla una y otra vez, AMO A LORENA.DIOS LE DE UNA LARGA VIDA.

  47. R.... R....

    AHAHAHAHAH so you got it from there as well xD
    by ChattChitto?

  48. J.... ....

    who didn't come from tpb? :P :)

  49. R.... E....

    Half of the listeners must be from The Pirate Bay.
    God, didn't know you fuckers had such an amazing taste!

  50. V.... ....

    Who came here from tpb?

  51. D.... M....

    God, thank you for gifting the world with Loreena McKennitt, a true living angel who sooth our hearts and soul through their beautiful voice and music! Amen

  52. M.... ....

    This is one of her songs that always brings tears to my eyes. It is so beautiful and well performed. I have virtually everything she has ever done and I like every piece she has ever performed and recorded. To me she is a once-in-a-lifetime composer, writer, performer.

  53. g.... z....

    E cea mai faina muzica!

  54. g.... z....

    uuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. j.... ....

    Actually, this is the older version. As beautiful as it is, I much prefer the newer one - it was on Celtic Twilight Volume 2 and is hauntingly beautiful. It was on You Tube a couple of years ago but got taken down.

  56. r.... f....

    the 1st song that i listen to Loreena McKennitt

  57. B.... ....

    gorgeous

  58. B.... ....

    One of my favorites is Dante's Prayer, from Book Of Secrets. Also The Neverending Road and Penelope's Song from An Ancient Muse. :)

  59. B.... B....

    Thanks for your reply Becky, since i wrote this comment i have listened to many more of her music, its fantastic, my favourite is "night ride across the Caucasus" such a powerful voice, a beautiful instrament

  60. B.... P....

    I had the privilege of seeing her in concert several years ago. She has only been here once :( It was like being transported to a land of faeries, mummers, magic. You can get a sense of it on her cd An Ancient Muse. There is a huge list of all those amazing musicians. Most have web sites.
    You can see the list and liner notes etc. on her website quinlan road

  61. B.... P....

    I haven't seen any but the elections are over now.... hopefully you can enjoy her music again.

  62. g.... ....

    This poem and Loreena's lovely rendition of it, captures perfectly the experience and feeling of a soft snowfall and the beauty and magic of it. When the world is covered in a soft white blanket, the snowflakes falling softly, muffling sound, glittering on the ground. The air seems warmer than it should be and the experience is even better around Christmas, with the lights glowing through the snowfall......

  63. n.... ....

    Love this but I love the older version more. It has a much more magical feel, and the ambiance really feels like your really there.

  64. B.... B....

    an amazing voice for sure, i have just discovered her, but don't forget all the other musicians who contribute to the overall effect, just fantastic, i will search for c.ds i just love the feeling this music gives me, deep in the soul, may the universe bless you all

  65. G.... 9....

    i love snoww<333333333333 its so peaceful <3

  66. P.... C....

    3 People prefer Yanni

  67. M.... ....

    i miss winter ;)

  68. W.... ....

    I am so sick of these political advertisements on Loreena's youtube videos. They make me so angry I can hardly enjoy the music >:[

  69. H.... ....

    An Amazing song, no doubt...
    Unfortunately, it brigs me back a lot of bad memories...

  70. O.... ....

    This is beautiful. Thanks for the upload. It inspires me to paint... and brings back some good memories.

  71. A.... ....

    Took some work to find this song, armed with nothing but memory of how it sounded, and the picture on the compilation album I played to death as a young one. Ahh, so good. <3

  72. j.... ....

    thanks greenblueeyes100 for the referral!. :)

  73. j.... ....

    it's now winter in Australia.. x)

  74. S.... ....

    It's snowing right now. All powdery and soft little flakes.

  75. l.... ....

    WONDERFUL!!!!!!!! :-D

  76. A.... ....

    I play this every time it snows. Somehow, it really does drive the cold winter away.

  77. L.... S....

    probably one of her best songs it really makes me want snow, but were I live it gets easily polluted by smog, there's nothing more beautiful than pure white falling snow. I just wish i lived father north =/.

  78. I.... E....

    @hipster01cg That's weird. Why would the Warner Brothers group hold copyright over an independent artist's work?
    And I agree the song from "To Drive the Cold Winter Away" is so much more wintry and reminds even more of snow and the winter season.

  79. P.... O....

    The lyrics for this song are the poem "Snow" by the 19th century Canadian poet Archibald Lampman

  80. B.... A....

    ruyalarinda gorursun kocum ozgur kurdistani, dunyada memleketini kuramayacak tek millet sizsiniz, siz devam edin kan davasi, berdel, namus cinayetlerine, bu sayede nufusunuz azalsin, free kurdistan, keske olsada cekip gitseniz, mahvettiniz memleketi....

  81. M.... Z....

    Great song! So glad to hear it! thank you very much!

  82. R.... D....

    When I listen this song,I dreaming from my home country KURDISTAN...Long Live Loreena ( LLL )

  83. D.... D....

    Merry Christmas Everyone!

  84. C.... ....

    this song is soooo beautiful *_*!!!
    one of my faves by loreena!

  85. A.... F....

    It's so nice. :-)

  86. e.... ....

    i love the little flut at the beggining 8)

  87. L.... A....

    Lovely photo arrangement! I'm hunting around creating a playlist of varied waltz tunes, anything with a 3/4 beat. This one gives an added haunting dimension. Thanks!

  88. b.... ....

    burdayıkkk :)

  89. P.... ....

    Jak zawsze, świetna!!!