art by jeffrey donato

Ballad of the Wildwood

In the forest, in the sunlight, in the untamed breeze
Like kings of the earth we danced ‘neath the trees
I won your heart because I knew I could
And I left you there in the wild wildwood

Chorus:
I left you there in the Eden of God
Clothed in wind your feet unshod
I still recall how straight you stood
When I left you there in the wild wildwood

I set you adrift on an urban sea
But what you’ve become is disturbing me
I dream of eyes with dying flame
I heard a night bird call your name

Chorus

Bridge:
I’m waiting now like you waited before
I’ve waited long, I’ll wait some more
No gate’s too tall, no wait’s too long
No gain’s too small, no chain’s too strong

Chorus:
I want to walk in the Eden of God
Clothed in wind, my feet unshod
I want to stand where Angel’s stood
And dance with you in the wild wildwood

The stars are gone, the moon’s gone too
They must have given up on you
As you slave away each hour by hour
Are you looking for wealth or for a wildwood flower

Chorus:
I want to stand where Angel’s stood
And dance with you in the wild wildwood

lyrics: Jean James
music: Mary James


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