"Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow" as written by and Ian Anderson....
Through long December nights we talk in words of rain or snow
While you, through chattering teeth, reply and curse us as you go.
Why not spare a thought this day for those who have no flame
To warm their bones at Christmas time?
Say Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow.

Now as the last broad oak leaf falls, we beg: consider this ---
There's some who have no coin to save for turkey, wine or gifts.
No children's laughter round the fire, no family left to know.
So lend a warm and a helping hand ---
Say Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow.

As holly pricks and ivy clings,
Your fate is none too clear.
The Lord may find you wanting, let your good fortune disappear.
All homely comforts blown away and all that's left to show
Is to share your joy at Christmas time
With Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow.

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"Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow [Bonus Track]" as written by Ian Anderson

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    General CommentMuch like "A Christmas Song," "Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow" reminds the listener to be charitible and compassionate at Christmas, lest the fates take away what the listener has.

    Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow are symbols of cold and death, respectively.
    Krendall2006on January 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe words begins with a poetic way of saying that Jack Frost and the hooded crow (a symbol of death in western culture) brings winter's cold and that they are cursed for it.

    Yet they admonish us to be charitable because our good fate may also disappear (if the Lord finds you wanting - perhaps because of your lack of compassion) and you will only have the cold and death to share your Christmas with.
    offhandon January 07, 2015   Link

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