"Something wintery"

Brian R. Baer


There's a chill on the Fox, that'll cut to the bone,
And snow covers all, from hilltops to homes;
The cold birds have come in and summer's have flown.
Something wintery covers our Fox Valley homes --today.


The years seem to slip by, hundred-fifty or more,
Since cabins first dotted the Fox River shore.
From winter's broad shoulder, we've seen what has gone,
Something wintery calls us, then moves us along.

Oh, summers are all right. They're pretty and fair.
They tan all our skins and bleach out our hair;
But Fox Valley winters are beauty of old;
With pioneer spirit, the American soul.

Something wintery calls us. It calls us today.
As the short-sighted seasons all flitter away.
The snow falls so freely, the memories abound;
Something wintery covers our Fox Valley town,
Something wintery covers our Fox Valley town,
Something wintery covers our Fox Valley town,
Today, (It's more than snow...)
Today, (It's an attitude...)

Spring is the new birth and summer is life,
Fox fall is for beauty, relief from all strife,
'Tis winter weaves that special spell,
Future and past become one and all.

Within the light from fires cast, are glimpses of things
That came and have passed.
And as we look on it, we're ageless that day,
Knowing our valley, where our hearts always stay...

Something wintery calls us. It calls us today.
As the short-sighted seasons all flitter away.
The snow falls so freely, the memories abound;
Something wintery covers our Fox Valley town,
Something wintery covers our Fox Valley town,
Something wintery covers our Fox Valley town,
Today, (It's more than snow...)
Today, (It's an attitude...) Today...





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