Sounding ChildhoodMain Menu30 Selections from the Top Ranking Hymns for ChildrenAlphabetical Index of Hymn TitlesScoresRecordingsTimelineCredits, 2015 Recording & WebsiteCredits, Permissions and CopyrightWorks CitedRehearsal VideosPart 2--Songs for School and PlayPart 3--Bands of Mercy SongsAlisa Clapp-ItnyreAlisa Clapp-Itnyre ea81b58f96dc50ac6f0312cb8dfd4bbc7d5bfddcSOUNDING VICTORIAN Project 2016
Woodman, spare that tree
12019-03-03T04:08:31+00:00Alisa Clapp-Itnyre ea81b58f96dc50ac6f0312cb8dfd4bbc7d5bfddc13Band of Mercy songplain2019-03-03T04:15:10+00:00Alisa Clapp-Itnyre ea81b58f96dc50ac6f0312cb8dfd4bbc7d5bfddc"Woodman, spare that tree" is another Band of Mercy song found in Sarah Eddy's Songs of Happy Life. Written by George Pope Morris, music by Johann Adam Hiller, the song pursues exactly what the title states: an appeal to a woodman not to "touch a single bough" (v. 1), "forbear thy stroke" (v. 2), and then goes on to praise the various attributes of "the old oak--"its shade," its shelter, its "tow'ring to the skies." Then its connections to humans are extolled: "My mother kissed me here; My father press'd my hand" (v. 3). Our choir sang it in two-part harmony.
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