2019 brought a bonanza of works into the public domain in the US after a twenty-year drought foolishly imposed by Congress on behalf—literally—of Mickey Mouse. One of these new public domain texts is Robert Frost’s much loved, admired, and quoted poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” As the year approached, I resolved to be, if I could, the first composer to write an unfettered musical setting of this iconic text. I composed the song between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, waiting to insert the final measure at 12:01 AM on January 1, 2019. Scores for medium and high voice and for baritone appear below. A recording will be posted soon: watch this space!