Song for a Winter's Night
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|"Song for a Winter's Night"|
|Song by Gordon Lightfoot|
|from the album The Way I Feel|
"Song for a Winter's Night" is a song written by Gordon Lightfoot, and first recorded for his 1967 album, The Way I Feel. Lightfoot actually recorded two versions of the song; the second appears on the 1975 album Gord's Gold, a greatest hits compilation on which other re-recordings also appeared.
Sarah McLachlan covered the song for the soundtrack to the 1994 film Miracle on 34th Street; her rendition also appears on her 1996 compilation album Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff, on her 2006 Christmas album Wintersong, and in the soundtrack for the TV series Due South.
Other artists who have covered the song include The Raftsmen (who retitled it "The Hands I Love"), on their 1967 album On Target; Harry Belafonte, on his 1967 album "Belafonte on Campus" (under the title "The Hands I Love"); Kenny Rankin, on his 1967 album Mind-Dusters; Catherine McKinnon, on her 1969 album Everybody's Talkin' ; Tony Rice, on his 1986 album Me & My Guitar; Schooner Fare, on their 1987 album Home for the Holidays; Quartette, on their 2003 album Beautiful: A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot; Tommy Fleming, on his 2009 album Song for a Winter's Night; Reid Jamieson, on his 2012 album Songs for a Winter's Night; and Blue Rodeo, on their 2014 album A Merrie Christmas to You.