Out in the Cold, Cold Snow

Gracie Fields sang the original, indeed the chorus is the same.  Hers was a humorous contemplation of suicide when all hope had gone… perfect for June '68!


We left Halley Bay last September

Our objective we did all know

We would reccie fresh tracks, a new route to the Shacks

Out in the cold cold snow


Chorus:

  Out in the cold cold snow

  Out where the cold winds blow

  No one to love us and nowhere to go

  Out in the cold cold snow


For weeks we were pushed further eastward

'Twas hardly the route for a crow

When new year came round, we were sledging new ground

Out in the cold cold snow


At last we spied rock cliffs and mountains

Just fifty miles distant or so

But success got the boot when BAS cancelled the route

Out in the cold cold snow


There's a depot way down by the Slessor

Alone like a dame with B.O.

But for us its no use when the kegs got no juice

Out in the cold cold snow


We then turned our eyes to the eastward

Laid depots and flags in a row

Equipment galore in one more useless store

Out in the cold cold snow


With aircraft to Shacks, kegs to Tottans

The programme is like a yo-yo

You won't think it a farce, when you're sat on your arse

Out in the cold cold snow


Vestfjella, Shackletons, Therons

Oh where will we finally go?

The answer is plain, so just take up the strain

Out in the cold cold snow

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