Never More


Inside a field there was a tree.
Such a tree never more shall be.
The tree stood in the field,
The tall weeds grew around,
The tall weeds grew around,
My dear!
The tall weeds grew around,
The tall weeds grew all around.

Upon the tree there was a branch.
Such a branch never more shall be. 
The branch was on the tree, 
The tree stood in a field, 
The tall weeds grew around,
My dear!
The tall weeds grew around,
The tall weeds grew all around.

Upon the branch there was a limb.
Such a limb never more shall be.
The limb was in the branch,
The branch was on the tree,
The tree stood in a field,
The tall weeds grew around,
My dear!
The tall weeds grew around,
The tall weeds grew all around.

Upon the limb there was a twig.
Such a twig never more shall be
The twig was on the limb,
The limb was on the branch, 
The branch was on the tree,
The tree stood in a field,
The tall weeds grew around,
My dear!
The tall weeds grew around,
The tall weeds grew all around.

Upon the twig there was a leaf.
Such a leaf never more shall be,
The leaf was on the twig
The twig was on the limb,
The limb was on the branch, 
The branch was on the tree,
The tree stood in a field,
The tall weeds grew around,
My dear!
The tall weeds grew around,
The tall weeds grew all around.

Set on the leaf there was a nest
Such a nest never more shall be.
The nest under the leaf
The leaf was on the twig
The twig was on the limb,
The limb was on the branch, 
The branch was on the tree,
The tree stood in a field,
The tall weeds grew around,
My dear!
The tall weeds grew around,
The tall weeds grew all around.

Inside the nest there was an egg.
Such an egg never more shall be.
The egg was in the nest
The nest under the leaf
The leaf was on the twig
The twig was on the limb,
The limb was on the branch, 
The branch was on the tree,
The tree stood in a field,
The tall weeds grew around,
My dear!
The tall weeds grew around,
The tall weeds grew all around.

Inside the egg there was a bird,
Such a bird never more shall be.
The bird was in the egg
The egg was in the nest
The nest under the leaf
The leaf was on the twig
The twig was on the limb,
The limb was on the branch, 
The branch was on the tree,
The tree stood in a field,
The tall weeds grew around,
My dear!
The tall weeds grew around,
The tall weeds grew all around.

Inside the bird there was a song.
Such a song never more shall be.
The song was in the bird
The bird was in the egg
The egg was in the nest
The nest under the leaf
The leaf was on the twig
The twig was on the limb,
The limb was on the branch, 
The branch was on the tree,
The tree stood in a field,
The tall weeds grew around,
My dear!
The tall weeds grew around,
The tall weeds grew all around.

Within the song are words for you
Such words never more shall be.
The words in the song
The song was in the bird
The bird was in the egg
The egg was in the nest
The nest under the leaf
The leaf was on the twig
The twig was on the limb,
The limb was on the branch, 
The branch was on the tree,
The tree stood in a field,
The tall weeds grew around,
My dear!
The tall weeds grew around,
The tall weeds grew all around.

The words are, "I love you, my dear!"
Such a love never more shall be.
I love you, my dear!
The words in the song
The song was in the bird
The bird was in the egg
The egg was in the nest
The nest under the leaf
The leaf was on the twig
The twig was on the limb,
The limb was on the branch, 
The branch was on the tree,
The tree stood in a field,
The tall weeds grew around,
My dear!
The tall weeds grew around,
The tall weeds grew all around.

Adapted from a rigmarole sung by Francois Saint-Laurent, Gaspe, Quebec.

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