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Thread #47950   Message #2692313
Posted By: Bill D
02-Aug-09 - 02:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Damned Old Piney Mountains (C Johnson)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ya damned old piney mountains....
maeve- names get weird in the wood realm. Since I posted that in 2002, I found another one.

I had been working with the roots of Japanese Yew, a shrub, and liked it a lot, so I mentioned to a local friend that I wanted "Yew roots"...the shrub kind.

A few months later, he said he had some he had dug up from near his front door as he was I went and got them. They turned out NOT to be Japanese Yew, but something else...but looked good anyway, (he said, "well, they CALL it yew" I started using Google and found a number of references to Yew-Pine as Podocarpus macrophyllus, which fit the descripition.
   This may even be what was referenced in the song, as the shrub grows in those mountains where a lot of stuff won't.