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The Big Trees Are Down - Lyric Excerpt

by Douglas Wood


Now who will love the land,
who will help us understand?
Now the big trees are down?

John Muir saw California
And he saw the Range of Light
He knew the HIgh Sierra
And he knew he had to fight
For the Redwoods and the streams
And the power of his dreams
We'll fight for Johnny's mountains
Now the big trees are down. Refrain :

Now the big trees are down
Now the big trees are down
We'll fight for Johnny's mountains
Now the big trees are down.

[Other stanzas celebrate Henry Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, Sigurd Olson]

Lyrics and music © Copyright 1985 by Douglas Wood.


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