Google


Woodman, Woodman, Spare That Tree–1913

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Entertainment, Music, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off

Bert Williams, 1913


Bert Williams

Woodman, Woodman, Spare That Tree

Lyrics

A great big tree grows near our house
It’s been there quite some time
This tree’s a slipp’ry elm tree and very hard to climb
But when my wife starts after me, up in that tree I roost
I go up like a healthy squirrel and never need no boost
The other day a woodman came to chop the refuge down
And carve it into kindling wood, to peddle ’round the town

I says to him, “I pray thee cease, desist, refrain and stop
Lay down that razor, man, chop not a single chop”

Woodman, woodman, spare that tree
Touch not a single bough
For years it has protected me
And I’ll protect it now
Chop down an oak, a birch or pine
But not this slipp’ry elm of mine
It’s the only tree that my wife can’t climb
So spare that tree

I said to him, “You see that hole
Up near that old treetop
I’ve got five dollars there, that’s yours, if you refrain to chop
No beast but me can climb that tree, ’cause it’s too slippery
I can’t get up myself, unless my wife is after me
So get my wife and I’ll call her a very naughty word
And then you’ll see me give an imitation of a bird
You may not know just where to go, when my wife gets around
But when she comes, remember this, if I’m not on the ground”

Woodman, woodman, spare that tree
Touch not a single bough
For years it has protected me
And I’ll protect it now
Chop down an oak, a birch or pine
But not this slipp’ry elm of mine
It’s the only tree that my wife can’t climb
So spare that tree

Composer Irving Berlin/Vincent Bryan


Leave a Comment

If you would like to make a comment, please register to do so. I hate to do that but there are so many spam-bots out there that deleting spam comments would be a full time job if I were to just open it up for anyone without asking them to jump through a few hoops first.

You must be registered and logged in to post a comment. Anyone can register. No registrant's information is kept, used, or sold. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Social Networking


Help the Soldiers!



American Genius

Our Founding Ideas

"Governments are instituted among men,deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776





Enter your Email


Preview
Powered by FeedBlitz

Subscribe in a reader




Recently Written

  • The Anti-Intellectualism, Ignorance, and Intolerance at Our American Universities
  • Lawless Seattle Democrats Make to Steal Woman’s Business
  • Media Giddy Over Chelsea Clinton Extending Dynasty With Baby Announcement
  • Happy Easter 2014
  • Clinton Papers: Bill and Hillary Feared the Internet
  • ‘Star Trek Continues’ Righting a Start Trek Original Sin
  • Eric Khon Slams Rich Miller as Anti-Capitalist
  • Chicago Math: Three is Only Two
  • Eating Their Own: Union Wants to Unionize Extremist, Left-Wing Media Matters, Website Owners Furious
  • Fox News to Explore the Mysterious Disappearance of Jennifer Kesse


  • What THEY Say:
    Foreign News In English




    Click HERE for information
    on my fedora collection.
    Antique Stetsons, hat history...



























    Contact Us

    Email Publius' Forum

    Archives

  • April 2014
  • March 2014
  • February 2014
  • January 2014
  • December 2013
  • November 2013
  • October 2013
  • September 2013
  • August 2013
  • July 2013
  • June 2013
  • May 2013
  • April 2013
  • March 2013
  • February 2013
  • January 2013
  • December 2012
  • November 2012
  • October 2012
  • September 2012
  • August 2012
  • July 2012
  • June 2012
  • May 2012
  • April 2012
  • March 2012
  • February 2012
  • January 2012
  • December 2011
  • November 2011
  • October 2011
  • September 2011
  • August 2011
  • July 2011
  • June 2011
  • May 2011
  • April 2011
  • March 2011
  • February 2011
  • January 2011
  • December 2010
  • November 2010
  • October 2010
  • September 2010
  • August 2010
  • July 2010
  • June 2010
  • May 2010
  • April 2010
  • March 2010
  • February 2010
  • January 2010
  • December 2009
  • November 2009
  • October 2009
  • September 2009
  • August 2009
  • July 2009
  • June 2009
  • May 2009
  • April 2009
  • March 2009
  • February 2009
  • January 2009
  • December 2008
  • November 2008
  • October 2008
  • September 2008
  • August 2008
  • July 2008
  • June 2008
  • May 2008
  • April 2008
  • March 2008
  • February 2008
  • January 2008
  • December 2007
  • November 2007
  • October 2007
  • September 2007
  • August 2007
  • July 2007
  • June 2007
  • May 2007
  • April 2007
  • March 2007
  • February 2007
  • January 2007
  • December 2006
  • January 2006
  • December 2005
  • November 2005
  • October 2005
  • September 2005
  • August 2005
  • July 2005
  • June 2005
  • May 2005
  • April 2005
  • March 2005
  • February 2005
  • January 2005



  • Add to Technorati Favorites


    Clicky Web Analytics