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Leave That Branch Alone
a country song parody

The alder's leaves are budding.
Birdsong fills the air.
The beaver dam is flooding.
Float by without a care.

  Refrain:

Don't grab that alder branch, son
Leave that branch alone, son
Don't grab that alder branch.


Glide into the peaceful pool.
Gaze fondly at the scene.
when all at once a cruel
rock snags your boat unseen.

You may get a sudden whim
to reach out for that alder limb.
Think twice! I once did just that.
It flipped my boat in no time flat.

  Refrain:

Don't grab that alder branch, son
Leave that branch alone, son
Don't grab that alder branch.

 Nanook of the Nashwaak
 Reach out and touch a rock

speakerClick here to hear Nanook recite this poem.

Bartibogue River
The alders run thick on the banks
of the Bartibogue River.

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