Koleso perform 'The Sleep of Winter' by John Farndon





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Published on Jun 29, 2013

Russian folk group Koleso St Petersburg perform in English 'The Sleep of Winter' from John Farndon's musical 'Anya'. It is Anya's lullaby sung to her father Lev as he collapses in her arms weak from the cold and long torture, his fingers missing from frostbite. The wolf pack is, of course, a metaphor for an NKVD hunting party in pursuit.

Beneath the trees
The blackness falls
The snow is piled up high
But you and me; we're here inside
To sing our lullaby

Somewhere nearby
The wolf pack prowls;
They're hungry for their prey
But you and me, we're here inside
To while the night away.

Out in the dark
An old branch cracks
Born down by weight of snow
But here inside we hear no sound
Beside the fire's glow.

Tonight the wolves will starve, my love.
They shall not have their way.
In our dreams, we're safe inside
Until the break of day.

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