John Forster

John Forster

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Pop - Alternative | Nyack, New York, United States
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Member Since: 2011
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Song Description

Note: publishing and master are controlled 100% by the authors. There is a wide variety of children's songs of this general humorous vein in our catalog. All instruments are played live.

Story Behind the Song

From the cd "Family Tree." Artist: Tom Chapin

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Lyrics

Before the days of jello
Lived a prehistoric fellow
Who loved a maid and courted her beneath a bamboo tree.
And they had lots of children
And their children all had children
And they kept on having children until one of them had me.

We're a family and we're a tree.
Our roots go deep down in history.
From my great great granddaddy reaching up to me,
We're a green and growing family tree.

My grandpa came from Russia,
My grandma came from Prussia.
They met in Nova Scotia,
Had my dad in Tennessee.
Then they moved to Yokohama,
Where Daddy mey my Mama.
Her dad's from Alabama
And her mom's part Cherokee.

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Now one fine day I may go
To Tierra del Fuego.
Perhaps I'll meet my wife there
And we'll move to Timbuktoo.
And our kid will be bilingual
And though she may stay single,
She could of course comingle
With the King of Kathmandu.

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The folks in Madagascar
Aren't the same as in Alaska.
They got different foods, different moods
And different colored skin.
You may have a different name
But underneath we're much the same.
You're probably my cousin
And the whole world is our kin.

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Song Length
3:11
Genres
Folk - Traditional, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Exultant

Subject Matter
You, Yours, Pride

Similar Artists
Harry Chapin, Bob Dylan
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits John Forster & Tom Chapin
Music Credits John Forster & Tom Chapin
Producer Credits John Forster & Tom Chapin
Publisher Credits controlled by the authors
Performance Credits Tom Chapin