The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Little Footprints In The Snow

Cat. #0865 (MFH #399) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on August 27, 1969

VERSE 1
Some folks like th summertime
When they can stroll about
Strolling through th meadow green
Is pleaure, there's no doubt
But give me th wintertime
When th snow is on th ground
For I found 'er when th snow was on th ground

CHORUS:
I traced little footprints in th snow
I traced little footprints in th snow
I remember th day that Nellie lost 'er way
I found 'er when th snow was on th ground

VERSE 2
One night I went to see her
It was a big round moon
Her mother said, she's stepped out
Would be returning son
I traced her little footprints
An' I found 'er in th snow
I found 'er when th snow was on th ground

VERSE 3
Now she's up in Heaven
She's with th angel band
Some-day I'll go an' see her
In that happy land
Evertime th snow falls
It brings back memory
For I found 'er when th snow was on th ground