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Under A Shady Tree

CD Version

It's funny how things work out. I wrote this song as a very small intimate a capella tune. But it wasn't quite right.  Then I tried to add instruments and it wasn't really work either. I almost dropped the song from the recording. When I finally started to hear something of a reggae beat in it, and Joe Ruddick added his organ playing, it all came together. Asger hearing it that way for the first time in the studio he said, "It sounds likd liquid sunshine." And the track was born!

Under a shady tree, you and me

Under a shady tree, you and me

Under a shady tree, you and me

Under a shady tree, you and me

Can you feel the breeze blow by?

Can you feel it on your face?

This is our special place.

Under a shady tree, you and me 

Under a shady tree, you and me 

Under a shady tree, you and me 

Under a shady tree, you and me

 


Can you feel the soft cool grass?

Can you feel it with your toes?

We can sit here while it grows.

Under a shady tree, you and me 

Under a shady tree, you and me 

Under a shady tree, you and me 

Under a shady tree, you and me


If you want to close your eyes

And sleep beneath the tree

You can rest your head on me.

Under a shady tree, you and me 

Under a shady tree, you and me 

Under a shady tree, you and me 

Under a shady tree, you and me


Under a shady tree, you and me

 

DVD Version:

Under a shady tree, you and me
Lyin’ under a shady tree, you and me
Under a shady tree, you and me
Lyin’ under a shady tree, you and me

Can you feel the breeze blow by?
Can you feel it on your face?
This is our special place.

Under a shady tree, you and me
Lyin’ under a shady tree, you and me
Under a shady tree, you and me
Lyin’ under a shady tree, you and me

And can you feel the soft cool grass?
Can you feel it with your toes?
We can sit here while it grows.

Under a shady tree, you and me
Lyin’ under a shady tree, you and me
Under a shady tree, you and me
Lyin’ under a shady tree, you and me

If you want to close your eyes
And sleep beneath the tree
You can rest your head on me.

Under a shady tree, you and me
Lyin’ under a shady tree, you and me
Under a shady tree, you and me
Lyin’ under a shady tree, you and me

Under a shady tree, you and me
Lyin’ under a shady tree, you and me
Under a shady tree, you and me
Lyin’ under a shady tree, you and me

Under a shady tree, you and me
Lyin’ under a shady tree, you and me
Under a shady tree, you and me
Lyin’ under a shady tree, you and me