From the album Lady of the Fountain

A song for all the many woodland animals passing by the old farmhouse in Hope, NJ - whether it be bear, fox, squirrel, deer, chipmunk, turkey vulture, praying mantis or copperhead, it was a special place to have shared with them. This song is for fellow nature lover and friend John Frost, who passed away earlier this year, leaving us much too soon.

Lyrics

Bless the creatures big and small. Bless them all, bless them all
As they gather in the meadow, as they dance upon the wall
As the hurry to the shelter of the evergreen and oak
Bless the woodland creatures, bless them all

Hei ho hei ho, sound of the forest calling
Sound of the green man with his shepherd’s touch
Hei ho hei ho, grant food and shelter
Through the seasons for they don’t ask much

Bless the creatures big and small. Bless them all, bless them all
Those so very timid and those with no fear at all
As they fly across the water, as they swim or crawl
Bless the woodland creatures, bless them all

Hei ho hei ho, sound of the forest calling
Sound of the green man with his shepherd’s touch
Hei ho hei ho, grant food and shelter
Through the seasons for they don’t ask much

Bless the creatures big and small. Bless them all, bless them all
As they howl beneath the moonlight haloed in an icy shawl
As they watch from nestled and then close their eyes in rest
Oh bless the woodland creatures, bless them all.

As we see wisdom in the smallest things, carried on the lightest wings
Bless the woodland creatures, bless them all

Words and music, copyright Jodee james