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Lyr/Chords: Maple's Lament (Laurie Lewis)

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Subject: bloody gardener
From: GUEST,jo
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 04:30 PM

has anyone any info on this; think it's trad


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: maple Tree's lament
From: GUEST,Wendy
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 05:23 PM

Is this the song you are looking for: Laurie Lewis Discography ?

Scroll down to hear "Maple's Lament".

She's cited as the author, and another recording of it is listed, here . (Click here instead to view the site with frames, and enter "maple's lament" in the title keyword search.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: maple Tree's lament
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 05:36 PM

From another thread.
-Joe Offer-

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: maple Tree's lament
From: Sorcha
Date: 01-Feb-01 - 05:18 PM

Title is, I believe, The Maple's Lament. If that's the one, it is not trad, Laurie Lewis wrote it. I found it available on CD but couldn't find lyrics on the web.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: maple Tree's lament
From: harpgirl
Date: 01 Feb 01 - 05:45 PM

I sing it. If you need the lyrics, I will post them. harpy


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: maple Tree's lament
From: GUEST,Jo
Date: 02 Feb 01 - 03:29 PM

Thanks, folks, at least I know who wrote it now. I heard Judy Dunlop sing it, and thought it was a beautiful song. Tried to listen to it, Wendy, but coudn't get it to play.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Maple's Lament
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 04:14 PM

I saw Laurie Lee in concert in Omagh, N Ireland last night, my first exposure to her so I did a mudcat search --- I see this song request hasn't been fully answered so I'm refreshing the thread


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: maple Tree's lament
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 04:33 PM

a snippet from http://www.rambles.net/lewis_songbk02.html:

"The Maple's Lament," a poignant and lovely song with a delicately mournful violin solo, inspired by the fashion of inscribing such instruments with Latin words which translate as "When I was alive I stood mute in the forest. Now, in death, I sing." Laurie's take on this was to say, "what about the tree?" "And when the day would come I'd raise my branches to the sun. I was a child of earth and sky and all the world was one. ... I am but the slave who sings when master draws the bow. ... But sometimes from mem'ry I can sing the birds in flight/And I can sing of sweet dark earth and endless starry nights/But oh, my favourite song of all, I truly do believe/Is the song the sunlight sang to me while dancing on my leaves."


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: maple Tree's lament
From: open mike
Date: 07 Sep 03 - 05:38 PM

i do this song, too.
(acapella)
Laurie usually plays her
Norwegian Hardganer fiddle
(hardangfelle) to accompany
herself when performing this.
here is an exceprt form her
newsletter:

Thurs, Aug 31 Laurie Lewis and Nina Gerber
    Strawberry Music Festival
    Camp Mather, Yosemite, CA http://www.strawberrymusic.com/

AND
Sept 5-7 Laurie Lewis and her Bluegrass Pals
    Omagh, Northern Ireland
http://www.folkpark.com/whats_on/events/?article=137

Tom Rozum, Craig Smith, Scott Huffman, and Laura Quigly and I will be performing and also backing up Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerrard, Carol Elizabeth Jones and Ginny Hawker.
Travel may be a bit much for some of you, but this should be a great show!

Thanks to all of you who have helped to make this busy time run as smoothly as it has so far, and for making memories that won't soon fade.
I love this big ol' sad joyful beautiful world.
Walk softly,
Laurie Lewis

Visit our web site: http://www.laurielewis.com for the latest in scheduling.

********************
I love Laurie!! I saw her at Strawberry music fest and she
mentioned there that she has a compilation of Bird Songs
which is a benefit for the Audubon Society. She has a lot
of natural images, birds, flowers, trees and rivers, in her
songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: maple Tree's lament
From: Willa
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 02:08 PM

I, too, heard Judy Dunlop sing this, and thought it was beautiful. I don't think she had recorded it then, but she may have done so since.

I'd love to have the words if anyone does have them.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MAPLE'S LAMENT (Laurie Lewis)
From: open mike
Date: 08 Sep 03 - 08:44 PM

THE MAPLE'S LAMENT
(Laurie Lewis)
As recorded by Laurie Lewis on "Restless Rambling Heart" (1986)

When I was alive, the birds would nest upon my bough,
And all through long winter nights, the storms would round me howl,
And when the day would come, I'd raise my branches to the sun.
I was a child of earth and sky and all the world was one.

But now that I am dead, the birds no longer sing in me,
And I feel no more the wind and rain as when I was a tree,
But bound so tight in wire strings, I have no room to grow,
And I am but the slave who sings when master draws the bow.

But sometimes from my mem'ry I can sing the birds in flight,
And I can sing of sweet dark earth and endless starry night,
But oh, my fav'rite song of all, I truly do believe,
Is the song the sunlight sang to me while dancing on my leaves.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Maple Tree's Lament (Laurie Lewis)
From: GUEST,Philippa
Date: 09 Sep 03 - 06:58 PM

thanks, open mike

I admit to be generally curious about the multi-talented Laurie Lewis, who I somehow have been missing out on all these years


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Maple Tree's Lament (Laurie Lewis)
From: Willa
Date: 10 Sep 03 - 11:56 AM

Thanks for the words, open mike.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Maple Tree's Lament (Laurie Lewis)
From: Willa
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 04:26 PM

If you want to listen to Laurie Lewis singing this click here and enjoy!
https://www.laurielewis.com/discography/maple.ram


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Maple Tree's Lament (Laurie Lewis)
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 05:01 PM

Here's a full mp3 of Laurie Lewis singing and playing this song, on the Hardanger Fiddle Association's Webpage.
Just scroll down to "The Maple's Lament."

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MAPLE'S LAMENT (Laurie Lewis)
From: Stewart
Date: 10 Oct 03 - 05:27 PM

And here are the words transcribed from Laurie Lewis (above).

THE MAPLE'S LAMENT
(Laurie Lewis)

When I was alive, the birds would nest upon my boughs
And all through long winter nights the storms would 'round me howl
And when the day would come, I'd raise my branches to the sun
I was a child of earth and sky and all the world was one.

But now that I am dead, the birds no longer sing in me,
And I feel no more the wind and rain as when I was a tree,
But bound so tight in wire strings, I have no room to grow,
And I am but the slave who sings when master draws the bow.

But sometimes from my mem'ries I can sing the birds in flight
And I can sing of sweet dark earth and endless starry nights
But oh, my favorite song of all, I truly do believe
Is the song the sunlight sang to me while dancing on my leaves.


Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords: Maple's Lament (Laurie Lewis)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jun 20 - 01:56 AM

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