The Evergreen Tree

Joanne Shenandoah

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Joanne Shenandoah

Joanne Shenandoah is an Iroquois singer, composer and acoustic guitarist. She is a member of the Wolf Clan of the Oneida Nation, of the Haudenosaunee Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. Her music is a combination of traditional songs and melodies with a blend of traditional and contemporary instrumentation. She has recorded more than 15 albums and won a multitude of awards, and given an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Syracuse University. She was awarded a Grammy Award for her part in the album "Sacred Ground". more »


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2005
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When the Creator made the earth
All kinds of trees were planted
The maple, birch, oak, hickory, apple, pear
And nut trees and so on

The Creator had to tend to other worlds
So He asked the trees to watch over the earth
All trees promised they would watch over the land

The trees waited and waited
For the Creator's return
They waited many days
And they waited many nights

The trees began to get tired
And they started to fall asleep
They forgot the promise
They had given the Creator

Only the evergreens remained awake
Keeping watch over the earth
When the Creator returned
Only the evergreen trees were still awake

As a reminder to everyone to keep their word
During every fall and winter
All the trees lose their leaves
Except the evergreen trees

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Written by: GERHARD REBMANN, JOANNE L. SHENANDOAH

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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