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Springtime in Alberta

Near Mossleigh





Ian Tyson – Springtime In Alberta

Should have seen it in your eyes
I could never read those eyes
So lost in love was I
They’d always take me by surprise
You were dreaming of the southland
Ah, your love comes and goes
It’s just like the weather babe
Only heaven really knows
Just like spring time in Alberta
Warm sunny days endless skies of blue
Then without a warning
Another winter storm comes raging through
And the mercury’s fallin’
I’m left all alone
Just like spring time in Alberta
Chills me to the bone
I can see the storm clouds comin’
Lord they’re dark across the sky
The same look that I’ve seen so many times
When I’ve looked into your eyes
So I’ll turn up my old collar
Pull my hat way down low
Wind’s getting colder now
Dropping down to near zero
Spring time in Alberta
Chills me to the bone

2017-05-02 Update:

While adding the music video I noticed that it’s exactly two years to the day this picture was taken! Of everything I’ve produced ‘Springtime’ is my favorite, it hangs on the wall by my desk. I used a Samsung NX1000 with a canon manual lens, long exposure, under the light of a full moon. That little SLR served me well until a camping trip in 2016 when the temperature dropped to -27C overnight. The NX1000 didn’t make it. R.I.P.