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Wood to Burn
Song Lyrics and Sound Clip
Lyrics Author Unknown - Music by Foster Brown

This song is available on Foster Brown's Naturally: Children's Nature Songs

Here is a song that we can learn
To know which woods are better to burn.
Know your trees and know them well
before you choose which trees to fell.

Beechwood fires are bright and clear
If the logs are kept a year:
Chestnut’s only good they say,
If for long it’s laid away.


Birch and fir logs burn too fast,
Blaze up bright and do not last.
Elm wood burns like a churchyard mold,
Even the very flames are cold.


Popular gives a bitter smoke,
Fills your eyes and makes you choke.
Apple wood will scent your room,
With an incense like perfume.


Oak and maple if dry and old,
Keep away the winter cold.
But ash wood wet and ash wood dry,
A king shall warm his slippers by.

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Many thanks to Foster Brown for permission to display these lyrics.
© Foster Brown. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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