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Who Knows Where the Time Goes

Listen to the song 'Who Knows where the Time Goes' performed by the English folk singer Kate Rusby and complete the gaps missing in the lyrics below while listening. It really is quite amazing how something as everyday as listening to song lyrics can improve overall listening comprehension skills. If you're feeling particularly clever you could try and guess the missing words from their context before you listen!


 

 

Across the evening sky, all the   are leaving
But how can they know it's time for them to  ?
Before the winter fire, I will  be dreaming
I have no thought of  

For who knows where the time goes?
Oh, who knows where the time goes?

Sad, deserted shore, your fickle  are leaving
Ah, but  you know it's time for them to go
But I will still be here, I have no   of leaving
I do not count the 

For who knows where the time goes?
Oh, who knows where the time goes?

And I am not alone while my   is near me
I know it will be so until it's time to  
So come the storms of winter and then the birds in   again
I do not   the time

For who knows how my love grows?
And who knows where the time goes?

 

 

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