Footprints in the Snow

Footprints in the Snow

Some folks like the summertime when they can walk about,
Strolling through the meadow green, it’s pleasant there’s no doubt,
But give me the wintertime when the snow is on the ground,
For I found her when the snow was on the ground.

Chorus:
I traced her little footprints in the snow,
I found her little footprints in the snow,
I bless that happy day, that Nelly lost her way,
For I found her when the snow was on the ground.

I dropped in to see her, there was a big round moon,
Her mother said she’d just stepped out but would be returning soon,
I found her little footprints and I traced them through the snow,
And I found her when the snow was on the ground. (Chorus)

Now she’s up in Heaven, she’s with the angel band,
I know I’m going to meet her in that Promised Land,
But every time the snow falls it brings back memories,
For I found her when the snow was on the ground. (Chorus)

Instruction on how to play this song can be found in Wayne Erbsen’s books: Bluegrass Jamming on Fiddle, Bluegrass Jamming on Mandolin and Bluegrass Jamming on Banjo.

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