Hey Vince, Do these lyrics have a melody that we could hear somewhere? I'm going to add them to my lyrics word file, but it would be nice to have a tune to sing them to. Maria R. ----- Original Message ----- From: Vince Thacker To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 1:24 PM Subject: [bct] The Woodcutter's Song The fireplce episode - I could just smell the wood-smoke! It reminded me of the time when we lived in the country and had a Rayburn stove that would burn just about anything. We bought loads of logs from our friendly gipsy log man (I'd love to interview him for a podcast!). We got to know all the different kinds of wood and what they were like to burn. Then I came across this song, which is traditional and so not copyright - thought I'd pass it on for anyone interested. Robin Williamson and the Merry Band did a version of it in the late 70s. Title: The woodcutter's song. Words: traditional English. Oak logs will warm you well That are old and dry Logs of pine will sweetly smell But the sparks will fly Birchs long will burn too fast Chestnut scarce at all sir Hawthorn logs are good to last That are cut well in the fall sir Surely you will find There´s no compare with the hard wood logs That´s cut in the winter time Holly logs will burn like wax You could burn them green Elm logs burn like smouldering flax With no flame to be seen Beech logs for winter time Yew logs as well sir Green elder logs it is a crime For any man to sell sir Surely you will find There´s no compare with the hard wood logs That´s cut in the winter time Pear logs and apple logs They will scent your room and cherry logs across the dogs They smell like flowers of broom But ash logs smooth and grey Buy them green or old, sir and buy up all that come your way They´re worth their weight in gold sir (end of lyrics) Vince.