Marion Halliday (songwriting; Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals), Peter Farrell (Keys), Donna Bostock (Bass, Drums, Backing Vocals), Jane Halliday (Fiddle, Backing Vocals); Brad Hinton (guitar)
By Marion Halliday 2016 - all rights reserved
Cho: Greening time, greening time, seasons march round and round, then you come to find your way back to the greening time.
V1- For the harvest to be good you must trim back the wood.
Mind well as you cut not to damage the tender buds.
If your blade is clean and sharp, it might cut right to the heart. Make each stroke carefully and after a time you will see
The buds open wide come the greening time, and later the fruit will spill from the vine-makes you glad for the greening time.
V2 - We knelt together in the sun, our planting had just begun
We told ourselves as we sowed that these plants would always grow, With sun and rain, we'd be good,But sun can burn and rain can flood and sometimes nature plays a trick and you don't get what you would pick. Then you find yourself alone in the debris, And acres of wasted crop all you see.
Break: Now I'm bent and stiff as wood, but I'm hoping I still could Brush the soil from my knees and rise up again strong and green