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  1. The Harvest

Bobby Mason on electric guitar, Rob Merritt on trumpet. I love the mood of this!

Lyrics

THE HARVEST

The nights are getting longer, longer than the days
I pray that I’ll stay strong as the summer fades away
There’s a coolness in the breeze, the cats just stay inside
The leaves turn any shade but green, the geese are flying high

And the harvest is coming in
From the long days of nurturing
From the rain and sun, the bees and birds
Come these riches from the earth
And the harvest is coming in
It will keep us through the wintering
Body and soul need nourishing
And seeds for the distant spring

It doesn’t seem quite real, how quickly days go by
May turns to September in the blinking of an eye
The long hot days of summer, warm nights beneath the stars
Once seemed to last forever, now quickly gone they are

And the harvest is coming in
It will keep us through the wintering
Body and soul need nourishing
And seeds for the distant spring

The fields are overflowing with blessings from the dirt
I’m dazzled by the golden light, so beautiful it hurts
Perfection of the cycles, the interplay of all
Springing forth around us in the bounty of the fall

And the harvest is coming in from the long days of nurturing
From the rain and sun, the bees and birds
Come these riches from the earth
And the harvest is coming in, it will keep us through the wintering
Body and soul need nourishing
And seeds for the distant spring