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'In the Light of the Burning Trees'

TonyK 24 Aug 08 - 11:53 AM
TonyK 25 Aug 08 - 07:51 PM
open mike 25 Aug 08 - 08:01 PM
GUEST,Bernie 25 Aug 08 - 08:50 PM
TonyK 25 Aug 08 - 09:14 PM
GUEST,Bernie 26 Aug 08 - 06:38 PM
GUEST 21 Sep 12 - 07:59 PM
GUEST,Guest (Kathy) 16 Jul 18 - 01:10 PM
leeneia 17 Jul 18 - 11:15 AM
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Subject: 'In the Light of the Burning Trees'
From: TonyK
Date: 24 Aug 08 - 11:53 AM

I'm looking for a recording of this. I used to sing it years ago and don't remember how it goes. I found the lyrics in a post here from '03 but that poster was also looking for the author and a recording. Seems to me it was a female trio, but I don't see it on Herdman, Hills and Mangsen. It's a lovely song and I'd like to sing it again.


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Subject: RE: 'In the Light of the Burning Trees'
From: TonyK
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 07:51 PM

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Subject: RE: 'In the Light of the Burning Trees'
From: open mike
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 08:01 PM

i do not like this song..
my house just burned in a forest fire
and the images are regretful
i wish you luck though in
finding this song...


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE BURNING TREE (Elmer Beal)
From: GUEST,Bernie
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 08:50 PM

"The Burning Tree" [Elmer Beal JR]

The summer has gone, and the day's growing cold
Far away honk some geese in their flight
Here down below, we start thinking of snow
And the quiet of long winter nights
But even though times may get harder
And the darkness can make you feel old
There's a good harvest stored in the larder
And the trees are aflame now, in red, green, and gold

Too many times when I'm driving, I'm blind
Swept along thinking I've got to be
First in the line, 'till my teeth start to grind
Like the cobblestones down by the sea
But yesterday morning at sunrise
where the highway dips down by the sea
The fire of dawn was reflected
In the leaves of a tree that was beckoning to me

CH: And I run through the leaves in the cool autumn breeze
    Feeling warmed by the fire in me
    Though it's said[sad?] they don't talk, I still learn a lot
    In the light of the burning trees

There on the ground, I heard a voice with no sound
Saying "this is your reason to be"
To seek your own place in this whole human race
And to find it will set your heart free
But even though times will get harder
And the darkness will make you feel old
There's a good harvest stored in the larder
And the wisdom you hear in the trees is your soul


NOTE: There may be small glitches, but I think it's about 98 percent correct....[learned many years ago from a recording by Elmer's fine group, Different Shoes]...if you can find this LP, on the old Fretless label, it's a gem...


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Subject: RE: 'In the Light of the Burning Trees'
From: TonyK
Date: 25 Aug 08 - 09:14 PM

Sorry about your house, open mike. That is sad indeed.

Bernie, I have the lyrics, thank you. I found a Different Shoes LP and I love it but it's not the right one. Elmer Beal has 3 really well written songs on it, though, including 'Tied to the Land'. If anyone else has recorded 'In the Light of the Burning Trees' I'd love to find a copy. I remember how the chorus goes, but not the verses.

Tony


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Subject: RE: 'In the Light of the Burning Trees'
From: GUEST,Bernie
Date: 26 Aug 08 - 06:38 PM

The LP is titled "One size feets all"...Fretless was distributed by Rounder,if that's any help...good luck...


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Subject: RE: 'In the Light of the Burning Trees'
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 07:59 PM

where can this be downloaded if at all?


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Subject: RE: 'In the Light of the Burning Trees'
From: GUEST,Guest (Kathy)
Date: 16 Jul 18 - 01:10 PM

If anyone is still looking ... Mara Levine recorded this song on her 2012 CD 'Jewels and Harmony'.
Jewels and Harmony


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Subject: RE: 'In the Light of the Burning Trees'
From: leeneia
Date: 17 Jul 18 - 11:15 AM

When I saw this thread title, I too thought of forest fires. So if I wanted to sing this song, I would folk-process it and change burning trees to turning trees. Make it clear it's about beautiful autumn colors, not a fiery disaster.


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