Mudcat Café message #1595988 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #75390   Message #1595988
Posted By: GUEST,
02-Nov-05 - 04:22 PM
Thread Name: Name of this song? (Land of the Silver Birch)
Subject: RE: Name of this song? (Land of the Silver Birch)
You are still missing one verse about being old and grey - I found i-1st first verse land of the sliver birch, home of the beaver, land where the mighty moose wanders at will
2nd - My heart grows sick for you, here on the prarrie, I will return once more, hills of the north.
3rd High on a rocky ledge, I'll build my wigwan, close to the forest edge, quiet and still
4th Swift as a silverfish, canoe of birch bark, thy mighty waterways carry me forth
5th my hair is silver now, my boes are weary, I shall return no more, hills of the north.
chorus: Blue lakes and rocky shore, I will return once more
Bum Ba ti bum bum, (repeat), bum bum bum
Yes the title is Land of the Silver Birch
I have a whole archive of songs from the 1950's - early 1960's and what I don't have my friend has in Pennsylvania where I grew up and these were sung at Camp Pine Grove - a magical place