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Lyr Req: Wildwood Weed (Jim Stafford, Don Bowman)

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I'LL TWINE 'MID THE RINGLETS
THE MAN WHO PICKED THE WILDWOOD FLOWER
WILDWOOD FLOWER


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Gene 26 Jan 98 - 03:02 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: WILDWOOD WEED (Jim Stafford, Don Bowman)
From: Gene
Date: 26 Jan 98 - 03:02 PM

WILDWOOD WEED

AS RECORDED BY JIM STAFFORD
Writers: Jim Stafford and Don Bowman

Wildwood flower grew wild on the farm
And we never knowed what it was called
Some said it was a flow'r and some said it was a weed
I didn't give it much thought
One day I was out there talkin' to my brother
And I reached down for a weed to chew on
Things got fuzzy and things got blurry
And then ev'rything was gone
Didn't know what happened, but I knew
It beat the hell out of sniffing burlap.

I come to and my brother was there
And he said, "What's wrong with your eyes?"
I said, "I don't know, I was chewin' on the weed"
He said, "Let me give it a try"
We spent the rest of that day and most of that night
Try'n to find my brother Bill
Caught up with him about six o'clock the next mornin'
Naked, singin' on the windmill
(He said he flew up there)
I had to fly up there and get him down
He was about half crazy.

The very next day we picked a bunch of them weeds
And we put 'em in the sun to dry
Then we mashed 'em up and we cleaned 'em off
Put 'em in the corn cob pipe
Smokin' them wildwood flowers got to be a habit
We never seen no harm
We thought it was kind-a handy
Take a trip and never leave the farm
Big ol' puff of that wildwood weed next thing you know
You're just wand'ring 'round behind the little animals.

All good things got to come to end
It's the same with the wildwood weeds
One day this feller from Washington come by
And spied one and turned white as a sheet
And they dug and they burned and they burned and they dug
And they killed all our cute little weeds
And then they drove away, we just smiled and waved
Sittin' there on that sack o' seeds.

"Y'all come back now, y'hear!"


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Subject: Wildwood Weed
From: whitesel@primenet.com
Date: 17 Apr 99 - 04:23 AM

I'm looking for the words to the song sung to the melody of Wildwood Flower by Jim Stafford a number of years ago. He called it Wildwood Flower, and it was typically Jim Stafford tongue-in-cheek.


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Subject: RE: Wildwood Weed
From: Banjeray (inactive)
Date: 17 Apr 99 - 06:04 AM

I remember it! Don't recallmany of the words but it was a good novelty type song. I looked at Cowpie and didn't find it there, but I'm sure somebody will come up with it!


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Subject: RE: Wildwood Weed
From: Tiger
Date: 17 Apr 99 - 06:47 AM

Here ya go, whitesel.......Tiger

Wildwood Weed - Jim Stafford

The wildwood flower grew wild on the farm,
And we never knowed what it was called.
Some said it was a flower and some said it was weed,
I never gave it much thought ......
One day I was out there talking to my brother,
Reached down for a weed to chew on,
Things got fuzzy and things got blurry,
And then everything was gone!
Didn't know what happened,
But I knew it beat the hell out of sniffin' burlap.

I come to and my brother was there,
And he said, What's wrong with your eyes?
I said, I don't know, I was chewing on a weed.
He said, Let me give it a try.
We spent the rest of that day and most of that night,
Trying to find my brother, Bill.
Caught up with him, 'bout six o'clock the next morning,
Naked, swinging on the wind mill!
He said he flew up there.
I had to fly up there and bring him down,
He was about half crazy .....

The very next day we picked a bunch of them weeds,
And put 'em in the sun to dry.
Then we mashed 'em up and chopped 'em up,
And put 'em in the corncob pipe.
Smokin' that wildwood flower got to be a habit,
We didn't see no harm.
We thought it was kind of handy,
Take a trip and never leave the farm!

All good things gotta come to an end,
And it's the same with the wildwood weed.
One day this feller from Washington came by,
And he spied and turned white as a sheet.
Then they dug and they burned,
And they burned and they dug,
And they killed all our cute little weeds.
Then they drove away,
We just smiled and waved ..........
Sittin' there on that sack of seeds!

Y'all come back now, hear?


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Subject: RE: Wildwood Weed
From: Dale Rose
Date: 17 Apr 99 - 04:14 PM

At the moment I can't find confirmation, (though I have looked) but I would almost bet money that it was written by Don Bowman, though Jim Stafford performs it.


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Subject: RE: Wildwood Weed
From: Gene
Date: 17 Apr 99 - 04:55 PM

How about if they co-wrote it? See BMI....


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Subject: RE: Wildwood Weed
From: Banjeray (inactive)
Date: 17 Apr 99 - 07:45 PM

Think Gend is right, I remember reading somewhere that Stafford and Bowman colaberated on several songs, this being one of them.


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Subject: RE: Wildwood Weed
From: darjo
Date: 17 Apr 99 - 09:54 PM

I remember listening to that tune


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Subject: RE: Wildwood Weed
From: longhair
Date: 18 Apr 99 - 09:16 PM

i remember sittin' on that bag of seeds!!...i think :-) longhair


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Subject: RE: Wildwood Weed
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 19 Apr 99 - 12:34 AM

So how about the tune? I've tried Wildwood Flower, but it would take a pretty liberal interpretation.


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Subject: RE: Wildwood Weed
From: LEJ
Date: 19 Apr 99 - 12:44 PM

Wow does that song take me back. Those were the days when pot was perceived as just good fun, and not the threat to civilization that it is today. We certainly have come a long way! LEJ


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Subject: RE: Wildwood Weed
From: Dale Rose
Date: 19 Apr 99 - 01:52 PM

Tune is not really a factor. It is performed mostly as a recitation, with music in the background. At least that is the way Don Bowman did it. You have to give it a bit of hillbilly twang, too.


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Subject: RE: Wildwood Weed
From: Banjeray (inactive)
Date: 19 Apr 99 - 06:48 PM

All seem to agree they have at one time or another heard the song, sung the song but does anybody remember doing the song? I can sure remember those days, haven't for quite some time, probably wouldn't anymore if I could, but unlike Bill Clinton who "Didn't inhale", I did.... Like LEJ said, it was considered fun back then....


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Subject: RE: Wildwood Weed
From: wilsone6@hotmail.com
Date: 01 Dec 99 - 09:49 PM

I also am looking for these lyrics. I know some but not all. If you find them, please share.


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Subject: RE: Wildwood Weed
From: Dale Rose
Date: 02 Dec 99 - 07:06 PM

You must have missed them as you scanned down the page. Post #3 ~~ from Tiger.


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Subject: RE: Wildwood Weed
From: GUEST,mom2justboys
Date: 05 Mar 08 - 10:47 PM

Thank you Gene. I have been searching all over for the Lyrics to this song. My grandfather in law used to sing it all the time. It was his favorite song.


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