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TALL TREES


(Words and Music : Alf Davies)


They grew far away in a foreign land
No one had seen them, not first-hand
But everybody knew, the south was where they grew
Blue sky all day in a foreign land

Then came the men, the axe and the saw
The tall trees watched a cancer taking more
Every sapling knew, its time would soon come due
They grew straight and proud in this foreign land



People saw the photos, trees wider than a house
Standing on the trunk and look no bigger than a mouse
These wonders of the world reached up
To meet a clear blue sky, so high
They're all gone, all gone

First they took the tall trees close at hand
Then word filtered through of a bigger stand
Started a new push, deep into the bush
They grew far away in a distant vale

Then the forests heard the deathly sound
The screaming chainsaw ripping big ones down
A sad and sorry fact, can't find an alpine ash
They grew far away in another time




People saw the photos, trees wider than a house
Standing on the trunk and look no bigger than a mouse
These wonders of the world reached up
To meet a clear blue sky, so high
They're all gone, all gone

They grew far away in another time
They grew far away in another time
They grew far away in another time
They grew far away in another time




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Last revised April 23 2002
Copyright Alf Davies 2002 all rights reserved