Oak
(Steve Knightley) Copyright control
 The limbs, the veins, the head and the heart
The earth, the roots, the leaves and the bark
The limbs, the veins, the head and the heart
The earth, the roots, the leaves and the bark
 
The limbs, the veins, the head and the heart
The earth, the roots, the leaves and the bark
The limbs, the veins, the head and the heart
The earth, the roots, the leaves and the bark
 
For shelter and shade has the oak tree grown
The boat and cradle, the church and home
Tear the leaves and the crops will fail
Cut the branch and your ships won't sail
 
Arms so strong they hold up the sky
Fell the tree and the heart won't die
What dies when the sea returns
What grows when the black rain burns
 
For seven generations the oak trees grow
The roots reach deep to the rocks and bones
 
The limbs, the veins, the head and the heart
The earth, the roots, the leaves and the bark
The limbs, the veins, the head and the heart
The earth, the roots, the leaves and the bark
 
The limbs, the veins, the head and the heart
The earth, the roots, the leaves and the bark
The limbs, the veins, the head and the heart
The earth, the roots, the leaves and the bark
 
Judy Dunlop - lead vocal
Phil Beer - acoustic guitar, vocal
Ric Sanders - fiddle
Dave Wood - acoustic slide guitar
Andy Cronshaw - keyboard
Dave Townsend - concertina
Dave Burland - vocal
Julie Matthews - vocal
Bill Zorn - vocal

related internet links

mapping a future for ancient trees
 
Believed to be over 1,000 years old,
this oak's hollow trunk has been used
for parties in the past, and it is rumoured
that at one point over 39 people stood within it