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ddw in windsor Lyr Req: Trees (Walter de la Mare) (10) Trees of England lyrics 16 Mar 99

Hi 1catters....

My expatriate English wife sorta half remembers a song from her school days, but has forgotten most of the lyrics. I assured her that some Mudcatter is SURE to know it, so please don't let me down. What she rememers is this:

Trees of England (or Trees IN England, she isn't sure.

The first verse is:

Of all the trees in England Her sweet three corners in Only the ash, the bonny ash Burns fierce while it is green.

She thinks the last verse is:

Of all the trees in England, Oak, elder, elm and thorn, The yew alone burns lamps of peace For them that lie forlorn.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give. This is important; she's one of the best shower singers I know, but won't perform. She's promised that if I can find the words to this song he might consider doing it at our folk club.

cheers all ddw

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