I talked with a stranger, so sad and forlorn
His garments were sackcloth, all tattered and torn
He told me a story, of sorrow and woe
His heart went to heaven, at the first fall of snow

He spoke of his angel, a dear baby girl
He loved every footstep, he loved every curl
But she went to heaven, just one year ago
The angels came for her, at the first fall of snow

He still had the dolly that she used to love
He held and caressed it and gazed up above
He whispered, my baby, you're waiting, I know
I'll bring you, your dolly at the first fall of snow?

And there as I listened, my eyes filled with tears
I knew she was part of his happier years
His frail body trembled, he spoke soft and low
I'll be with my baby at the first fall of snow

I patted his shoulder, my feelings to hide
He couldn't know I was crying inside
He smiled as we parted, 'cause he didn't know
That we lost our baby at the first fall of snow

Lyrics submitted by ButNeverOutgunned

"At the First Fall of Snow" as written by Lorene Rose

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    Song MeaningI am trying to figure out the meaning Hank intended for this song. Did both men happen to have daughters who died or was the principle of the song the actual father of the child that the man crying thought was his?
    ferris209on June 27, 2012   Link

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