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Some tracks take on the feel of this time year without ever mentioning a single bauble or featuring a hint of sleigh bells.
Take this slice of Folk pop melodrama from Paul Simon & Art Garfunkle. It's from their 1966 Lp "Parsley ,Sage, Rosemary & Thyme", which I got on vinyl a year or so ago, mainly because it's got their classic poignant carol "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night"on it .
However "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" has a sense of winter about it ,mentioning frosty fields and cathedral bells and it is ever so dramatic.
Please excuse the odd pop and crackle, just think of them as a log fire glowing in the hearth! It's got some lovely guitar on it too.
Lastly being from the 60's its commendably short, lasting little longer than the time it takes a snowflake to melt on your palm.
"For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her" by Paul Simon & Art Garfunkle