Woodlands of England
Ashley Hutchings/Dave Whetstone) - Albino Music

There's a song that they're singing
The woodlands of England
If you stand very still you might hear on the breeze
They sing a lament for the loss of their brethren
And the words they are singing are these
 
In the springtime we'll bring you the fragrance of blossom
In the summer present you with fruits of all kind
In the auturm we'll shower you with gold and with amber 
In the winter our kindling you'll find
 
Some of us are old timers, we've known many voices
Heard Rosalind's laughter, Giles Winterbourne's call
Heard the woodpecker strike a tattoo as the day breaks
Now he beats the retreat for us all
 
There's a song that they're singing
If you stand very still you might hear on the breeze
They sing a lament for the loss of their sisters
And the words they are singing are these
 
When they finally cut down the woodlands of England
There'll be nowhere to hide, there'll be nowhere to seek
There'll be nowhere to carve out a heart or initial
There'll be nowhere to lie down and sleep
 
There's a song that they're singing
The woodlands of England
If you stand very still you might hear on the breeze
But the song in the air gets fainter and fainter
It is vanishing now with the trees
 
Judy Dunlop - lead vocal
Dave Whetstone - electric guitar
Keith Hinchcliffe - acoustic guitar
Phil Beer - fiddle, bass guitar, vocal
Dave Townsend - concertina
Dave Burland - vocal
Julie Matthews - vocal
Bill Zorn - vocal
 
Saving Hockham Woodlands. Norfolk England.

On April 3rd 2008 the Forestry Commission withdrew the application for a Quarry and Landfil site at Hockham wood in Norfolk.

The people won and it was time to Celebrate in the traditional Hockham way of "Turning the Stone".
First turned in the 19th century and only on very special occasions. Hawitage are honoured to be asked to turn the stone and the locals turn up to celebrate.

and so at least one of the woodlands of England is saved