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Thread #5475   Message #36474
Posted By: Jerry Friedman
30-Aug-98 - 04:01 PM
Thread Name: Tree songs? esp. Celtic?
Subject: Lyr Add: Land of the Silver Birch^^
Tim, I think the song Alison had in mind is one I learned as a child:

Land of the silver birch,
Home of the beaver,
Where still the mighty moose
Wanders at will.

Blue lake and rocky shore,
I will return once more.
Boom-de-de-boom-boom boom-de-de-boom-boom Boom boom boom.

High on a rocky ledge
I will build my wigwam,
Close by the water's edge,
Silent and still.


There was at least one more verse; it ended "Hills of the north." I'd be interested in the origin of this song.