A Winter's Tale

Now that Punxsutawny Phil has decreed another six weeks of winter, Mark thought we should have a wintry love song for this week's post-Groundhog Song of the Week. He's joined by one of the most successful lyricists of our time, the multi-Oscar- and Tony-winner Tim Rice, to talk about one of Tim's comparatively few hits not to come from a film or show score. The Top Five record didn't come out quite the way Tim intended, as he explains. So Mark invited Emma Kershaw along to sing "A Winter's Tale" with its correct rhymes, and previously unheard third verse:

"A Winter's Tale", by Mike Batt and Tim Rice, was arranged for Emma and the band by Kevin Amos.

~For more from Tim Rice, see Mark's tribute to 007 composer John Barry, and his remembrance of Bobby Vee.

~More from Steyn's Song of the Week:

#290: Patsy Gallant sings "La Vie en rose"

#289: The Klezmer Conservatory Band perform "Dance Me To The End Of Love"

#288: Cheryl Bentyne sings "This Masquerade"

#287: Maria Muldaur sings "Aba Daba Honeymoon"

#286: Mark asks "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"

#285: Anthony Kearns sings "The Wexford Carol"