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Thread #43607   Message #3803413
Posted By: Joe Offer
03-Aug-16 - 03:56 PM
Thread Name: origins: Piney Wood Hills (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
Subject: DT Corr: Piney Wood Hills (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
Here are the Digital Tradition lyrics for PINEY WOOD HILLS. I'm listening to the original recording to verify lyrics. My corrections are in italics - feel free to post corrections to my corrections below. I verified that Buffy was the songwriter, so that should be added, too. I capitalized Piney Wood Hills within the text of the lyrics, just because I like to. I don't know if "Piney Wood Hills" is a proper name, or not.

(Buffy Sainte-Marie)

I'm a rambler and rover and a wanderer it seems
I've traveled all over, chasing after my dreams
But a dream should come true and a heart should be filled
And a life should be lived on in the Piney Wood Hills

I'll return to the woodlands, I'll return to the snow
I'll return to the hills and the valleys valley below
I'll return as a poor man, or a king, if God wills
But I'm on my way home to the Piney Wood Hills

I was raised on a song there, I done right, I done wrong there
And it's true I belong there, and it's true it's my home

From ocean to ocean, I've rambled and roamed
And now soon I'll return to my Piney woods Wood home
Maybe someday I'll find someone who will
Love as I love the my piney wood hills
from the singing of Buffy Ste. Marie
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SOF is a recording from the 1987 Vanguard Buffy Sainte-Marie Greatest Hits album, so I imagine it's the original recording. After the third verse, Buffy returns to the bridge and then ends the song with Verse 2.

She did an album in 1996 called Up Where We Belong, which was mostly re-recordings of her earlier songs. Many of these recordings had slightly different lyrics. Some I like better than the originals, some not. Here's her 1996 recording of this song:

I like this Bill Staines recording of the song: