When The Risk Of Frost Is Over



Songs by Ian McCalman

When The Risk Of Frost Is Over

© Ian McCalman MCPS/PRS

When the risk of frost is over
The sun seeks the shadows on Bilston Glen
I turned to another time
I remembered the coalface men

The curious ivy weaves and winds
It covers the mines, as the mills before
And all things changed in these colliery towns
With the strike of '84

And maybe it's time to say goodbye
Those damned days, just let them lie
Though the dream should never die
It's time for moving on
 
When the risk of frost is over
And flowers of spring are all around
But nothing hides the bitter times
When fathers fought with sons

When the risk of frost is over
And weary winter's past and gone
The warmth comes to the land now
It's time for moving on

The coldest nights are in the past
The coal strike days are far away
I walk the fields and can recall
The price the families paid

When the risk of frost is over
The sun seeks the shadows on Bilston Glen
But I turned to another time
I remembered the coalface men