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Welcome to the March 9th edition of Sounds of Home!
When you see the vapor pillar lick the forest and the sky,
You may know the days of sugar making then are drawing nigh;
Frosty night and sunny day, Make the maple pulses play,
Till congested with its sweetness it delights to bleed away.
Oh! Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble goes the pan,
Furnish sweeter music for the season if you can,
See the golden billows, watch their ebb and flow,
Sweetest joys indeed, we sugar makers know.
When you see the farmer trudging with the dripping buckets home,
You may know the days of sugar making then have fully come;
As the fragrant odors pour through the open kitchen door,
How the eager children rally, ever loudly calling, “More!” Chorus
Do you say you don’t believe it? Take a saucer and a spoon,
Through you’re sourer than a lemon, you’ll be sweeter very soon;
Why, the greenest leaves you see, on the spreading maple tree,
Though they sip and sip all summer, will the autumn beauties be. Chorus
And for home or love, or any kind of sickness, ’tis the thing,
Take in allopathic doses, and repeat it every spring;
Until every one you meet, if at home or on the street,
Will be half a mind to bite you, for you look so very sweet. Chorus
Song: Perrin B. Fiske
Like to lend your voice?
Our upcoming theme is “green”
If you have a response to this theme – whether a story or memory, original piece of writing or poetry, music, radio drama, or one-liner – the sky’s the limit – or would like to guest host or lead a song to sing together,
we’re eager to hear from you!
Still have a thought for “band”?
Send it in and we’ll include it at the beginning of the program.
To submit a response,
please make an audio recording and email it to Molly
or send in a written response to be read aloud on the program.
Contact Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and submissions.
Submission deadline is Monday, March 15th.