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skw@worldmusic.de Tree songs? esp. Celtic? (52* d) Lyr Add: WOODLAND WALTZ^^^ 27 Aug 98


I was going to submit the lyrics for 'The Yew Tree' by Brian MacNeill, one of my all-time favourite songwriters, but I have to type them out first. Should take a week or two. Meanwhile, here is another tree song. - Susanne

Woodland Waltz (by Jim King)

Chorus:
Can you imagine a world without trees
Do you think you'd survive it for long
Put yourself to the test, try it with ease
Hold your breath for the rest of this song

Hornbeam and willow, maple and elm
Sycamore, chestnut and yew
Rowan and redwood, hazel and birch
Oak and holly, to name but a few

The tropical rainforest burns day and night
In Brazil they need land for the cow
But the Amazon Basin, the lungs of the world
Has a cancer that must be cured now

The scale of destruction eases production
Of beef for the hamburger king
Those meat mafiosos, that's how it goes
That's why I stand here and sing

If you've no objection to making a buck
And you don't think the future looks black
If it comes to the end you could be out of luck
If you had to inhale a Big Mac

Last chorus:
Can you imagine a world without trees
How long do you think you'd survive
Put yourself to the test, try it with ease
Hold your breath for the rest of your life


^^


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