Stopping By the Woods – Robert Frost


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pdfs and mp3 – guitar/unison or piano/unison – poem Robert Frost, music Peter Amidon

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      Whose Woods - Amidons
      Stopping By The Woods

You get pdfs and mp3s of both the guitar and the piano versions of the song.  Robert Frost was staying up all night working on a long poem.  When it started to get light this poem, “Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening”, came to him as a whole, and it was always one of his favorites. Mike Friel, the principal of Winhall VT Elementary School, where Peter Amidon had his first music teaching job in 1978, asked Peter to work with the students to set this poem to music. A sixth grade boy, Jeremiah, sang his made-up melody for “Whose woods these are I think I know” and Peter wrote the rest of the tune.  This song and this arrangement would be perfect for a children’s choir.

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.