The announcement just came out: Due to the winter storm, classes are cancelled and the university’s closing for the day. Go home from yonder bus stop. Take a snow day, Mrs. Braintree.

"Snow Days" from the Trip Shakespeare album Across the Universe

[M. Wilson & J. Munson]

It’s coming down
Snow pains on the motor veins

Keeps your business on the ground
It’s coming down
Slow day for the teacher
And her wheels are spinning now
On account of winter, Mrs. Braintree
All the roads are closed
And the stores are loot for vagabonds
It’s coming down
Go home!

It’s coming down
Snow lays on the chainfields
There’s a blessing on the ground
It’s coming down
If your lanes are crammed with children
There’s a blessing on your town
On a lucky Monday, Mrs. Braintree
All your lanes are waxen silver
And the stores are loot for vagabonds
It’s coming down
Go home! Go home and take a snow day, Mrs. Braintree!

Mrs. Braintree, you’re a chilly northern woman
Go home from yonder bus stop
Because there’s a blessing on the ground
Mrs. Braintree, it is written
When the snows come over Dixie
All the roads are closed and the stores are loot for vagabonds.

It’s coming down
Snow lays on the chainfields
There’s a blessing on the ground
It’s coming down
If your road’s patrolled by children
There’s no order to be found
On account of winter, Mrs. Braintree
All the roads are closed
And the stores are loot for vagabonds
It’s coming down
Go home!

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