Weeds (Barbara Rosen)

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Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2020-01-04).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 718 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Weeds
Composer: Barbara Rosen
Lyricist: Barbara Rosen

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Composed: 2019

Description: A meditation on weeding a garden and being banished like a weed from a favorite gardening spot.

Original text

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Oh, you can mow, woe, woe, woe, mow!
Whack them! Hack them! Lop them! Chop them! Cut them!
Cut them off at the base,
They'll only grow back stronger!
Oh, if you ever really want to get rid of a weed,
You have to pull it, pull it, pull it out by the root.
Oh, I'm a weed! I grow, grow, grow!
In the rejected, nelected and disrespected places.
I spread greenery, fruit and flowers, peace, peace.
But the powers that be determined to eliminate me.
They told me I'd been ter-ter-ter-terminated
and thought that I'd been expugared,
but they didn't pull me out by the root
and I came back stronger, I only came back stronger!
Oh, I have friends I didn't even know I had!
It makes me feel so very glad!
And I rose up singing!