Song for Sunday – Songs from the Wood

Thursday was Global Overshoot Day and I’m keeping with the environmental theme for this week’s song. It’s actually quite hard to find good songs which talk about looking after the environment. I’ve decided to go with  the title track from Jethro Tull’s “Songs from the Wood” released in 1977.

Let me bring you songs from the wood:
to make you feel much better than you could know.
Dust you down from tip to toe.
Show you how the garden grows.
Hold you steady as you go.

I still love Jethro Tull (to my partner’s disappointment!) and and we’ve been listening to a bit of them recently because Jasmine has just started working on flutter tonguing, playing split tones and vocalising on the flute (all of which Ian Anderson, the flautist, is renowned for).

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to watch some previous songs for Sunday:

  1. All the songs
  2. “Another Day in Paradise” by Phil Collins
  3. “Teach your children” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young,
  4. “Don’t pay the ferryman” by Chris De Burgh
  5. John Lennon’s “Image” by Playing for Change
  6. “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, environmentalist, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace, sustainability.
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1 Response to Song for Sunday – Songs from the Wood

  1. Julie Davies says:

    Oh how this makes me miss the seventies and eighties – and not just the music. :)

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