According to A.L. Lloyd we owe this to a good pioneer collector of North-Eastern song, the soap-boiler and lively Radical agitator Thomas Doubleday, who contributed it to Blackwood's magazine as long ago as 1821. He got the melody from a Newcastle street singer. In Northhumbrian Minstrelsy (1882) the tune is given as My Love Is Newly Listed.
Anne Briggs [as The Snow It Melts The Soonest]
Pentangle [as The Snows]
Horslips [as The Snow That Melts The Soonest]
Dick Gaughan [on Handful Of Earth as The Snows They Melt The Soonest]
Susan McKeown [as The Snows They Melt The Soonest]
Cara Dillon [as The Snows They Melt The Soonest]
Sting [on If On A Winter's Night]