Friday, 18 September 2009

Walk Around Matley 6

Who Remembers The Lightening Tree

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Down in the meadow where the wind blows free,
In the middle of a field stands a lightning tree.
It’s limbs all torn from the day it was born
For the tree was born in a thunderstorm.
Grow, grow, the lightning tree,
It’s never too late for you and me;
Grow, grow, the lightning tree,
Never give in too easily.

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Down in the meadow where the wind blows light,
The lightning struck in the middle of the night.
Limbs stripped bare by the lightning flare
The lightning flare was a wild affair.

Grow, grow, the lightning tree,
It’s never too late for you and me;
Grow, grow, the lightning tree,
Never give in too easily.

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Down in the meadow where the wind blows cold,
The lightning tree stands stiff and old.
Branches bent when the lightning rent
The lightning rent from the firmament.

Grow, grow, the lightning tree,
It’s never too late for you and me;
Grow, grow, the lightning tree,
Never give in too easily.

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Down in the meadow with the wind in the west,
The lightning tree faced up to the test.
Its heart went snap when it took the rap,
the terrible rap of the thunder clap.

Grow, grow, the lightning tree,
It’s never too late for you and me;
Grow, grow, the lightning tree,
Never give in too easily.

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Down in the meadow when the wind blows free,
A whispering breeze in the lightning tree.
Dreams come true if you want them to
If you want them to, then it’s up to you.

Grow, grow, the lightning tree,
Never give in too easily.
Grow, grow, the lightning tree,
It’s never too late for you and me.

Grow, grow, the lightning tree,
Never give in too easily.
Grow, grow, the lightning tree,
It’s never too late for you and me.

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If like me you liked horses, and watched childrens TV in the early 1970s then you should remember this song from Follyfoot Farm. Follyfoot was a British children's television drama series made in the early 1970. It was based on the books Follyfoot and Cobbler's Dream by Monica Dickens. The series was produced by Yorkshire Television, and shown on the ITV network in the UK. It was a favourite programe in our house... I don't know if I like watching the horse best or Dora Maddocks (Gillian Blake) - the series' central character and niece of The Colonel. ha! Happy days... More from Matley again tomorrow.

6 comments:

imac said...

That brings back memories Tom.
Great shots.

SandyCarlson said...

I like this tune, and I love your photos. I swear I saw faces emerging from those strange growths.

Willard said...

Tom,
I like how you matched the images of the tree to the verses of the song.

Also thanks for stopping by and sharing your views on The Youth Field Day. It is much appreciated!

Linda - Gold Coast said...

Brilliant. I don't ever remember watching Follyfoot Farm, but I do remember the song. Check this out if you get chance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVgyxhe849k

I've really enjoy your Matley series. Hope you and Jane have a lovely weekend. Linda

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Tom: I think it is way too late for that tree. LOL

Rose said...

I never heard of the show...but oh how I love those verses.

I don't know when I fell so behind on your blog, but I am trying to go through and not miss anything.