Raise the Dead of Wintertime

Allan Rankin’s Raise the Dead of Wintertime is a stunningly beautiful song, the kind of song you think was written by Woody Guthrie. Now’s a good time of year to listen to it [MP3 clip], because you can look at it as a celebration of the season just past as opposed to a dirge warning of season to come.

And when at night we’re by the stove

Our bellies full and our stories told

The winds of winter might blow cold

But none of us will feel it