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uke4ia
08-01-2014, 12:28 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRp-zm2bqTY

We had a big party in Maine last weekend for my mother's 90th birthday. One of my brothers had asked me to write a song to sing at the party. This is what I came up with.


Lyrics:

This tree was planted before my time
But I have watched the branches climb
With every generation higher
As new leaves reach out for the sun
They're lifted up by everyone
The family entire

No one did this thing alone
The weight was borne, the tree has grown
And we can rest now in the shade
And spend the day with Jane

The roots that hold us up are strong
The work of those in ages gone
In numbers without measure
From roots to the canopy above
Surrounded here by those we love
We all can share together

No one did this thing alone
The weight was borne, the tree has grown
And we can rest now in the shade
And spend the day with Jane

coolkayaker1
08-01-2014, 12:35 AM
Your mum is a lucky lady: you gifted her a beautiful song.

You are a lucky man: she gifted you a long lifeline. :)

The Ukelites
08-01-2014, 12:46 AM
Wunderbar!