From That Grave There Grew A Tree

The Maypole Song

(From ‘The Wicker Man’ Film)

In the woods there grew a tree

And a fine fine tree was he

And on that tree there was a limb

And on that limb there was a branch

And on that branch there was a nest

And in that nest there was an egg

And in that egg there was a bird

And from that bird a feather came

And of that feather was

A bed

And on that bed there was a girl

And on that girl there was a man

And from that man there was a seed

And from that seed there was a boy

And from that boy there was a man

And for that man there was a grave

From that grave there grew

A tree

In the Summerisle,

Summerisle, Summerisle, Summerisle wood

Summerisle wood.