Winter Sun Summer Rain

halsway manor songwriting workshop - winter sun summer rainHad a really good week in June at Halsway Manor in the company of Boo Hewerdine and Darden Smith for a bunch of songwriting fun. Met up with a few other old friends and met some new ones in what became an inspiring and productive week.

At the end of the week we each recorded a song that hadn’t existed at the beginning of the week. Mine was “Winter Sun Summer Rain”. Hear it below as recorded on 8th June 2017 at Halsway by the very excellent Chris Pepper.

It’s really just a series of contradictions: “winter sun/summer rain”, “autumn birth/spring decay”, “happiness makes you cry”, “lonely man in a crowd” and so forth. I guess it hints at the unexpected changes we meet in life and the sheer unpredictability of things.

Unlikely to change the thinking of Western civilisation but here are the words. For those taking notes it’s tuned DADGBD and capoed at 3rd fret.


Winter sun will warm your heart
Seasons change and I follow
Summer rain a world apart
Seasons come and go

Autumn birth a joy to share
Seasons change and I follow
Spring decay will prompt a prayer
Seasons come and go


Seasons come and seasons go
Sun and hail, rain and snow
Changes catch you unawares
Seasons come and go

Happiness can make you cry
Sadness bids the tears goodbye
Sickness makes the day go fast
Rosy cheeks will make it last


A lonely man hides in a crowd
A busy man lives life out loud
You think you know just who you are
Life is writing your memoir


Repeat Chorus

© Tony Burt 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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