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Thought for the day, August 14th

katlaughing 14 Aug 99 - 01:33 PM
Allan C. 14 Aug 99 - 01:58 PM
wildlone 15 Aug 99 - 01:37 PM
Paddy 16 Aug 99 - 10:58 AM
AndyG 16 Aug 99 - 11:32 AM
Lonesome EJ 16 Aug 99 - 01:42 PM
katlaughing 16 Aug 99 - 02:10 PM
Allan C. 16 Aug 99 - 03:48 PM
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Subject: Thought for the day, August 14th
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Aug 99 - 01:33 PM

Summertime is falling down, winter's closing in - from "Urge for going" -

It was downright chilly in the Colorado Rockies this morning!

kat


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Subject: Lyr Add: WOODCUTTER'S SONG / LOGS TO BURN
From: Allan C.
Date: 14 Aug 99 - 01:58 PM

Yes, Kat, it hardly seems like it, but it is already time to start thinking about getting in some firewood. Here is some useful information:

THE WOODCUTTER'S SONG

Oak logs will warm you well
As are old and dry.
Logs of Pine will sweetly smell
But the sparks will fly.
Birch logs will burn too fast.
Chestnut's scarce at all, sir.
And Hawthorne logs are known to last
That are cut down in the fall, sir.

Chorus:
Surely you will find
There's none compare with the hardwood logs
That are cut in wintertime, sir.

Holly logs will burn like wax.
You can burn them green.
Elm logs burn like smouldering flax
With no flames to be seen.
Beech logs for wintertime
Few logs do as well, sir.
Green Alder logs - it is a crime
For any man to sell, sir.

Chorus

Pear logs and Apple logs,
They will scent your room.
Cherry logs across the dogs
Smell like flowers in bloom.
But Ash logs, smooth and gray,
Buy them green or old, sir,
And buy up all that come your way
For they are worth their weight in gold, sir.

Chorus (twice)


As sung by William Pint & Felicia Dale on their
"When I See Winter Return" CD (Waterbug)


[chorus different from the version added to the Digital Tradition in 2000 (click)]


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Subject: RE: Thought for the day, August 14th
From: wildlone
Date: 15 Aug 99 - 01:37 PM

tis getting cold in dorset too. soon be time to trot out the mummers again.


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Subject: RE: Thought for the day, August 14th
From: Paddy
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 10:58 AM

Love the Woodcutter. While you kind folks were marveling with the morning chill, I spent the weekend sweltering in 100+ degrees in the north florida woods. Then the storm front passed thru and dropped the temp nearly 30 degrees. Delightful. Burned dogwood for the fire. It's fairly dense and burns slowly.


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Subject: RE: Thought for the day, August 14th
From: AndyG
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 11:32 AM

I learned it as:
LOGS TO BURN

AndyG


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Subject: RE: Thought for the day, August 14th
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 01:42 PM

Wildlone- where in Dorset?


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Subject: RE: Thought for the day, August 14th
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 02:10 PM

Aw, gawd! Paddy, coming from the semi-wood deprived high prairies of Wyoming, I would find it VERY difficult to cut down a dogwood, let alone burn it! They are so beautiful! 'Course, I know how overgrown it can be in teh East, saw that when living in New England. Sigh.... springtime with magnolia blossoms, dogwood flowers, mock-orange scent drifting by my window.

kat


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Subject: RE: Thought for the day, August 14th
From: Allan C.
Date: 16 Aug 99 - 03:48 PM

One wouldn't cut one down in Virginia at all - Dogwood is the state flower. The trees are protected by law. But I have never ever heard of this law being enforced.


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