Nature Songs

Earthworm Jack
Let the Roots Run Deep
Bee Song
Maple Tree
Frogs

Earthworm Jack

Music by Douglas Wood Lyrics by Lawrence Wade (1995)

To listen:

[audio: http://oldnaturalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/earthwormjack.mp3]

                                                      C                Em            F           D

Earthworm Jack has a lot to do

                                                   C                    Em               F             G

His friends in the forest love him too.

                                                      C                    Em               F             G

Chews the leaves that fall on the ground

    C                    Em               F             G

Making rich soil for the trees to be tall.

                                                         F               C                    F                C

Earthworm Jack you may be small,

F               C                    F                C

Earthworm Jack helps the trees grow tall.

F               C                    F                C

Earthworm Jack you are important to me

F               C                    F                C

Earthworm Jack as busy as a bee.

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Let the Roots Run Deep

Music and Lyrics by Lawrence Wade (1995)

To listen:

[audio: http://oldnaturalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/letrootsrundeep.mp3]

                                           C                           F                     C                        F

Let the roots run deep in my Minnesota forest

C                           F                     C                        F

Let the roots run deep in my forest home

C                           F                     C                        F

The forest is an important place for lots and lots of creatures

C                           F                     C                        F

Squirrels, rabbits, owls and moles, foxes and skunks

                               C                          F             C               F                   G                C

Predators and prey, all living and dying on the forest floor

C                           F                     C                        F

Let the roots run deep in my Wisconsin forest

C                           F                     C                        F

Let the roots run deep in my forest home

C                           F                     C                        F

You can’t cut down the big trees and still have a forest

C                           F                     C                        F

You can’t cut down the big trees and hope to see-e-e and e—agle

                 C                                       F             C                  F                     G                        C

The big trees need lots of room, Wor-r-rms – sun—light and life times to grow

C                           F                     C                        F

Let the roots run deep in my Michigan forest

C                           F                     C                        F

Let the roots run deep in my forest home

C                           F                     C                        F

The trees in the forest, are part of the great circle

C                           F                     C                        F

Makes air for the creatures, provides ho..m…es and food

                          C                    F                     C                        F              G                   C

Red oaks – white oaks, ma..p…le and basswood, wonders of life

C                           F                     C                        F

Let the roots run deep in my Ohio forest

C                           F                     C                        F

Let the roots run deep in my forest home

C                           F                     C                        F

Let the roots run deep in my Massachusetts forest

C                           F                     C                        F

Let the roots run deep in my forest home

C                           F                     C                        F

Let the roots run deep in my Massachusetts forest

C                           F                     C                        F

Let the roots run deep in my forest home.

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Bee Song

Listen:

[audio: http://oldnaturalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Bees.mp3]

                         D                                   G           D

Bees, Bees everywhere bees buzzing around the flowers and trees

                                            D                             G                              D

Should I scream, should I run, far far away?

                                                   D

Hey those bees won’t bother you

                                                        G                                                  D

They’ve got an important job to do!

                                                 D

They’re working hard on those flowers

  G                                                  D

Spreading pollen for hours and hours

                             D                                   G           D

Bees, Bees everywhere bees buzzing around the flowers and trees

D                             G                              D

Should I scream, should I run, far far away?

D

The apple tree says come here bees

  G                                                  D

Help me make my apples please

D

The sunflower says come here bees

  G                                                  D

Help me make my sunflower seeds

                          D                                   G           D

Bees, Bees everywhere bees buzzing around the flowers and trees

D                             G                              D

Should I scream, should I run, far far away?

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The Maple Tree

Music by Douglas Wood Lyrics by Lawrence Wade (1996)

To listen:

[audio: http://oldnaturalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/mapletree.mp3]

                                            G                    C                        D                     G

Oh sing me a song about the great maple tree

                                                      C                               G                     D

And the gifts that it gives to us all.

  G                    C                        D                     G

Sing about the sugaring which starts before spring,

C                               G                     D

And ends when the buds start to swell.

  G                    C                        D                     G

Remember the spiles that you tapped in the tree

C                               G                     D

And the taste of sap on your tongue.

  G                    C                        D                     G

Remember the smell of the sap as it cooked

C                               G                     D

And licking your fingers a lot.

Chorus: Repeat

                                  C     G            C         G         C                    G                            D

Hey , ho , oh maple tree, what greater tree could there be?

                                          C                             G               C                          G

You gave us your sugar, you gave us your shade,

                                                         C                             D                 G

You gave us the colors of Fall.

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Frogs

Music and Lyrics by Lawrence Wade (1995)

To Listen

[audio: http://oldnaturalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/frogs.mp3]

Verse 1

                                            Am                                                               Em

If I were a leopard frog, I’d have many spots.

                                                 Am                                           Em

I’d be the king of the frog jumpers.

                                       Am                                               Em

I’d sing in the Spring  “snore, snore, snore, snore”.

                                                           Am                    Em             Am

In summer, I’d go ashore.

Chorus

                                             C                                           G

Frogs are the voice of the Spring wetlands,

                                                Am                                Em

lay their eggs in the wetlands marsh.

                                          C                                    G            Am    Em           Am

Tadpoles grow into frogs, ……metamorphosis.

Verse 2

                                                              Am                                  Em

If I were a toad I’d have red warts.

Am                                    Em

I’d sing in the spring: Trill, Trill, Trill

                                                          Am                                      Em

Spend the summer catching bugs

                                                                Am            Em            Am

In winter hibernate.

Chorus

Frogs are the voice of the Spring wetlands,

lay their eggs in the wetlands marsh.

Tadpoles grow into frogs, ……metamorphosis.

Verse 3

Am                                                               Em

If I were a wood frog, I’d have a dark mask

Am                                      Em

I’d be the first frog at the pond

Am                                                               Em

You could hear me: “Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck”

Am            Em            Am

Then its off to the wood I go.

Chorus (see above)

Verse 4

Am                                                               Em

If I were a Peeper, I’d be very small

                                          Am                                      Em

You could hear me: “Peep, peep, peep, peep”

                                         Am                                         Em

Peepers are magic, they come in the spring

                                                               Am         Em            Am

Then they disappear

Chorus (see above)

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One Response to Nature Songs

  1. please know that these songs will be shared with a garden group of families in Albuquerque, NM. These songs are very inspired!!!!

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