"Song For A Winter's Night" as written by and Gordon Lightfoot....
The lamp is burnin' low upon my table top
The snow is softly fallin'
The air is still in the silence of my room
I hear your voice softly callin'

If I could only have you near
To breathe a sigh or two
I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
On this winter's night with you

The smoke is rising in the shadows overhead
My glass is almost empty
I read again between the lines upon each page
The words of love you sent me

If I could know within my heart
That you were lonely too
I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
On this winter's night with you

The fire is dying now, my lamp is growing dim
The shades of night are liftin'
The mornin' light steals across my windowpane
Where webs of snow are driftin'

If I could only have you near
To breathe a sigh or two
I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
On this winter's night with you
And to be once again with with you


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"Song for a Winter's Night" as written by Gordon Lightfoot

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    General Commentbeautiful. totally catches the spirit gordon lightfoot had orignially put into this cover song.
    blakeon December 14, 2001   Link
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    General CommentBoth simple, and simply beautiful..
    pragmaticpoetryon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmuscially mystifying, it really puts you in the shoes of the singer. Absolutely beautiful
    SportyGurl411on October 06, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"i would be happy just to hold the hands i love" how wonderfully put.
    forelsket segon April 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthauntingly beautiful song
    duffon April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDepicts how I feel exactly. Especially the line..."If I could know within my heart That you were lonely too" . Long distant relationships hurt.
    WinterOnyxon May 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me. this song actually sounds like snow falling! Gorgious!
    I_LOVE_CAMPon June 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, I thought there used to be a way to submit corrections to the lyrics, so I'll try here.
    The lamp is burning low upon my table top
    The snow is softly falling
    The air still in the silence of my room
    I hear your voice softly calling
    If I could only have you near
    To breathe a sigh or two
    I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
    On this winter's night with you
    Smoke is rising in the shadows overhead
    My glass is almost empty
    I read again between the lines upon each page
    The words of love you sent me
    If I could know within my heart
    That you were lonely too
    I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
    On this winter's night with you
    The fire is dying, my lamp is growing dim
    The shades of night are lifting
    The morning light steals across my windowpane
    Where webs of snow are drifting
    If I could only have you near
    To breathe a sigh or two
    I would be happy just to hold the hands I love
    On this winter's night with you
    And to be once again with with you
    To be once again with with you.
    dukesixon December 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is romantic, yet still has that longing sense. "If I could know within my heart that you are lonely too" Yearning for that special person around the holidays is tough. "I would be happy just to hold the hands I love.. and to be once again with you."
    cay15on December 29, 2006   Link
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    MemoryThis song strikes such a strong chord in my heart. My then-boyfriend emailed me this song the night we decided to try again on our long-distance relationship. We married two years later, but sadly, he passed away after only 5 years. So I am still wishing I could be happy just holding the hands I love...
    keddlemanon July 21, 2009   Link

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