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America's First Environmental Protest Song?

America's First Environmental Protest Song? WSTT-17
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America's First Environmental Protest Song?

 

Woodman, Spare That Tree!


This may well be one of the first American environmental protest songs ever written.
This song was very popular for its time.

The words were taken from a poem published in the New York Mirror,
written by George Pope Morris, 1802-1864,
The music was composed by Henry Russell, 1812-1900.

This poem and song and the conservation sentiments they embodied were in fact so popular (we know of at least 12 printed editions of the sheet music), that it spawned numerous other compositions and variations based on Russell's music.

We have prepared a PDF file with scans of the original sheet for the song itself, and 6 published variations and replies to the original song.

1.Woodman, Spare That Tree!
2. I Spare That Aged Tree - The Woodman's Reply
3. The Woodman's Axe Is Sounding Still
4. Woodman Spare That Tree Quick Step
5. Woodman Spare That Tree Polka
6. Woodman, Spare That Tree! - Piano Variations
7. Woodman, Spare That Tree! - Arrangement for three voices

We have also included a PDF of a modern arrangement with the melody, guitar chords and a simple piano or harp accompaniment. This basic arrangement can be used to create your own versions of this song.

You can listen to a short MP3 of the arrangement at:

http://www.amaranthpublishing.com/woodman.htm

America's First Environmental Protest Song? Woodman, Spare That Tree!This may well be one of the first American environmental protest songs ever written. This song was very popular for its time. The words were taken from a poem published in the N
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