The oak tree (Maggie Furtak)

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  • (Posted 2017-03-03)   CPDL #43396:     
Editor: Maggie Furtak (submitted 2017-03-03).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 496 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The oak tree
Composer: Maggie Furtak
Lyricist: Maggie Furtak

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: A
Genre: SecularBallade

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: 2017

Description: For alto solo with piano accompaniment. Very easy rhythms, intervals, and range. (Middle C to the octave above.)

External websites: https://youtu.be/0u4G9RbNIHQ

Original text and translations

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I went down by the old oak tree
and spied my true love sittin' on a branch,
and I spoke to him, and he spoke to me,
and neither of us even said a word.

Early in the mornin', sunlight in your hair,
you're standin' in my kitchen suckin' on a peach,
and I said, "I love you," and heard your reply,
and neither of us even spoke a word.

I went down by the old oak tree
and spied my true love sitting on a branch,
but I'll leave you there with the mornin' in your hair,
you're waitin' on your new love;
we never spoke a word.