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From the recording Said Little Sparrow

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Lyrics

Kim Beggs | Lyrics from Said Little Sparrow

Walking Sticks

by Kim Beggs
Key C

Kim Beggs - vox, bg vox, rayco guitar, stomp
Jonathan Byrd - bg vox
Andrew Collins - mandolin
Justin Haynes - piano
Michelle Josef - drums
Brian Kobayakawa - electric bass
David Baxter - electric guitar

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I stand beside this forest
Looking down inside of me
The voices singing so sweet
Filling out the hollow of my story

On a woven landscape
Come the secrets of the ancient woods
Through the roots and trunks of the trees
Are broken branches and their leaves of green

Blue-eyed beauty arrived on her own
In ’37 with a secret growing.
Her college beau left, so she gave up another
That baby girl who became my mother

Blue-eyed beauty never spoke of those hours
Two secrets went with her to the ground
My Grandmother broke after 50 years
The forest remembers all the dried up tears

On a woven landscape
Come the secrets of the ancient woods
The roots and trunks of the trees are thick
But branches blossom into walking sticks

When Mother and Father were young
With four kids and a lot more to give
To a girl and a boy with another skin-colour
Along came a new sister and brother

Holy smokes we were eight from six
Put together from a wooded mix
We headed south in our boreal hatch
To the palace in the cabbage patch

On a woven landscape
Come the secrets of the ancient woods
The roots and trunks of the trees are thick
But branches blossom into walking sticks

I stand as part of this forest
Looking down inside me
The voices singing so sweet
Filling out my hers and history
Filling out my hers and history

On a woven landscape
Come the secrets of the ancient woods
Through the roots and trunks of the trees
Are broken branches and their leaves of green

On a woven landscape
Come the secrets of the ancient woods
The roots and trunks of the trees are thick
But branches blossom into walking sticks