Deep Woods Revisited

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Written by Andy Furgeson/Red Yarn in 2016.

lyrics

As ants ate an apple on my ancestors’ tree
A buckeye rabbit was beckoning me
Carrying the carrots and the cabbage he stole
Through a ditch that he dug to his deep dark hole
Eagle soared above earth with a secret for the sun
Over fox on the run, that old son-of-a-gun
Got my goose and my gander, the goslings are mourning
Hound dog howled to the whole woods his warning
“You better stop running, it’ll do you no good
My master is coming, he was born in the Deep Woods”

In the indigo skyglow I inched my way in
Jaybird, he jumped from a juniper limb
With the key to the forest he keeled like a kite
As lightning, it flashed with its luminous light
A mouse and a frog made their marital vows
I knew nothing that instant but the infinite now
The officiant, an owl, stood on Grandmother Oak
As the pigeons and possums all parted, he spoke
I am no shaman but I understood
We got one thing in common: we were born in the Deep Woods

Quietly I scribbled with the quill of a quail
As a raccoon and rabbit got rowdy and railed ‘gainst
A slithery snake scaring a squirrel off a stump
Turtle carved an asterisk in the Oak Tree trunk
Under starlight the universe humbly unfurled
And the voices sang verses of songs of the world
As wild as the wind or a wolf in the rain
X marked the spot of this exalted exchange
Yes, way over yonder in the yellow moonlight
I sang with the zest of a zealot that night
I saw alpha and omega, the first to the last
To the farthest flung future from the predawn of past
From the great Big Bang to the End coming soon
Every trip round the sun, every face of the moon
Ashes to ashes, dust into dust
From the earth we all come and return there we must
The dead and the living, the evil and good
Well we’ll all be forgiven and reborn in the Deep Woods

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from Born in the Deep Woods, released March 10, 2017

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Red Yarn Portland, Oregon

Red Yarn is a Texas-born, Oregon-based family performer who weaves folksongs & puppetry into engaging shows for all ages. With his energetic performances and lush folk-rock recordings, Red Yarn reinvigorates American folklore for younger generations.

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