It's Snowing Angels

(Partridge)

#\#i#/#Window Box#\#/i#/#

Window Box

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Recordings

  1. Demo version, 3'16.
    Performed by The Dukes of Stratosphear (as Choc Cigar Chief Champion).
    Recorded by Andy Partridge on 14 August 1990.
    Released on 8 September 1991 on the Window Box cassette.
    Also available on Andy Partridge: A Hello Selection EP.
    Also available on Fuzzy Warbles Volume Two.
    Also released on the Blu-ray reissue of Nonsuch on 4 November 2013 in the U.K.
    Andy: “There was a magazine in England which I think has now folded, which is a shame because it was a great magazine. It was a very highly glossy — which I think is the reason why it folded — magazine that concentrated largely on 60s and early 70s music. Each time around there would be features on people, like early John Martyn recordings, or early Byrds stuff, or a history of phasing in late 60s music, or something like that. They were very specialist kind of late 60s early 70s things. And I like a lot of music from that period myself and I rang up the editor, the main man of the magazine and — he's a big Dukes fan. . . He likes musical forgery as well. And I rang him up and said, ‘Look, if I sent you a couple of musical forgeries would you put them out in your magazine claiming they were authentic pieces from the time?’ I have no qualms about forgery whatsoever. I wrote two songs, one I claimed was by a group called Choc Cigar Chief Champion. That was kind of a song that was everything The Lovin Spoonful did, with big dollops of Donovan. That was called ‘It's Snowing Angels’. . . He was going to put these out claiming they were long lost archive pieces but I think the magazine folded literally before the edition that these were due to go in, which is a real shame.”
    Andy: “From the 14th of August 1990, here's the other side to that disc [‘Then She Appeared’ by The Golden], supposedly by a band with more than a dash of the Lovin' Spoonful in them, called ‘Choc Cigar Chief Champion’. Unfortunately the magazine folded before the disc issue could come out, sigh. But remember, just don't deny your toes the joy of poking through.”

[Thanks to R. Stevie Moore]


Art

cover of #\#i#/#Window Box#\#/i#/# cassette

cover of Window Box cassette

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Lyrics

It's snowing angels, on my front porch
Take a broom and sweep one in
I'm such a lucky guy, such a lucky guy
Even though my shoes have broken
I can't deny my toes
The right to fresh air
And the joy of poking through
It's snowing angels
Hope I'll catch me one

It's snowing angels
By my window
Take a net and fish one in
I'm such a lucky guy, such a lucky guy
Even though I got no money
This bear won't be hibernating
Or I'd miss the sight of all the honey strolling by
It's snowing angels
Hope I'll catch me one

I'm such a lucky guy, such a lucky guy
Even though my shoes have broken
I can't deny my toes
The right to fresh air
And the joy of poking through
It's snowing angels
Hope I'll catch me
Hope I'll catch me
Hope I'll catch me one

Chords and Tablature

Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 12:40:46 +0000
From: Tim Harris <TimH (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>
Subject: chords to Its Snowing Angels (demo)
Message-ID: <mPayMDAOv1E8Ewcb (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>


It's Snowing Angels



C    G     C            A      D      G
           It's snowing angels, on my front porch
C      A         D         G
Take a broom and sweep one in
    C
I'm such a lucky guy, such a lucky guy
               C7
Even though my shoes have broken
F
I can't deny my toes
    Ab7
The right to fresh air
        D      G
And the joy of poking through
    C        A
It's snowing angels
D         G        C     G
Hope I'll catch me one


   C         A
It's snowing angels
D     G
By my window
C      A       D        G
Take a net and fish one in
    C
I'm such a lucky guy, such a lucky guy
              C7
Even though I got no money
F
This bear won't be hibernating
       D7                        D     G
Or I'd miss the sight of all the honey strolling by
    C        A
It's snowing angels
D         G        C     G
Hope I'll catch me one

I'm such a lucky guy, such a lucky guy
Even though my shoes have broken
I can't deny my toes
The right to fresh air
And the joy of poking through
It's snowing angels
D         G
Hope I'll catch me
D         G
Hope I'll catch me
D         G7       F
Hope I'll catch me one

(play out)  F       C         F       C
            snowing angels,   snowing angels .........

--
Tim Harris

[with spot corrections from John Relph]

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