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First Line: Winter's tune is up
Last Line: When the sun runs high.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Nature; Spring; Vermont

WINTER'S tune is up,
Spring is almost here;
Fourteen counties smile
To greet the greening year:
Countless stage-struck buds
Wait their turn as leaves—
Nature in Vermont
Never gets the peeves.

Mansfield and The Hump
Bore the Winter well;
Both stand up as straight
As when the first snow fell:
Winooski and Lamoille
Sprint the best they can—
All good things will come
With the hired man.

E'en the crow's raw note
Doesn't sound so bad;
Devil though he is
He seems a little glad;
Listen how "the cars"
Make a different sound,
Seems as though the wheels
Are glad they're going 'round.

Hay will soon be cheap;
Soon the robins build;
Nothing much but sleds
And sleighs are winter-killed;
Soon the plow will grinch
Through the green-sward piece,
And the crying cart
Get a slap of grease.

Winter wan't so tough!
Smelt for breakfast food;
Now the syrup tastes
'Zactly jest as good;
Tomaters up in-doors,
Gardens half-way dry—
Nothing ails Vermont
When the sun runs high.

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