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Song of the Month


Every month we'll offer one of Laurie's songs here, with chords, lyrics, a RealAudio file of the song, and information on where to find a recording of it.


The Maple's Lament

 

(Laurie Lewis/Spruce and Maple Music)

From "Restless Rambling Heart" (Flying Fish 406)

 

 

When I was alive the birds would nest upon my boughs
And all through long winter nights the storms would 'round me howl
And when the day would come, I'd raise my branches to the sun

I was the child of earth and sky, and all the world was one

 

 

But now that I am dead the birds no longer sing in me
And I feel no more the wind and rain as when I was a tree
But bound so tight in wire strings, I have no room to grow
And I am but the slave who sings, when master draws the bow

 

 

But sometimes from my memory I can sing the birds in flight
And I can sing of sweet dark earth and endless starry nights
But oh, my favorite song of all, I truly do believe
Is the song the sunlight sang for me while dancing on my leaves

 

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