Today is a winter Sunday.
We wear our heavy coats.
The soul of my brother
is pure, though he doesn't think so.
Oh one for sorrow,
Oh one for sorrow, two for joy.

We walk the whole two miles to Holly.
I want to hold his hand but I don't.
The thoughts of my brother,
Where and when they fly I don't know.

What is coming down from the north road,
what is coming up from the ground?
Though we don't know much at all,
stand ever firmly, love.


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One For Sorrow, Two For Joy song meanings
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    General CommentAh....... this is a very touching song, with a beautiful melody. I think it's about her brother being depressed, and she's concerned about him. But with her help he'll recover, have fun again. It's such a intimate song, really.

    I've made a better version of the lyrics, just by listening closely to the album:

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    Today is a winter Sunday.
    We wear our heavy coats.
    The soul of my brother
    is pure, though he doesn't think so.
    Oh one for sorrow,
    Oh one for sorrow, two for joy.

    We walk the whole two miles to Holly.
    I want to hold his hand but I don't.
    The thoughts of my brother,
    Where and when they fly I don't know.

    Oh one for sorrow,
    Oh one for sorrow, two for joy.

    Everything is going to be
    Much better in the spring.

    Today is a winter Sunday.
    We wear our heavy coats.
    The soul of my brother
    is pure, though he doesn't think so.
    Oh one for sorrow,
    Oh one for sorrow,
    Oh one for sorrow,
    One for sorrow, two for joy.

    What is coming down from the north road,
    what is coming up from the ground?
    Going up, going down.
    Though we don't know much at all,
    stand ever firmly, love,
    we'll stand ever firmly, love.
    wookion March 31, 2006   Link

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