#01847
The Hillside In September (Buddy Wasisname)

I have seen the sunrise
off the banks of Newfoundland,
Walked across the beaches
of her brown and purple sand,
Sat and watched the maple
turning scarlet in the sun,
On the hillside in September.

Sat and boiled me kettle
by a trickling little brook,
And gazed out over country
where I had to stop and look,
Chopped a lot of timber that
was straight without a limb,
On the hillside in September.

When the partridge berries
are slightly touched by frost,
You find me on the hillside
I'll be there at any cost;
I'll get away to those berries
and I'll spend a little time,
On the hillside in September.

If you come looking for me
when the trees are turning red,
The moose are getting rutty
and the bears are gone to bed,
You'll find me in contentment
with a smile upon my face,
On the hillside in September.

When me days are over
and I'm filed away for good,
I'll grab me old gray lunchbag
and I'll go up in the woods,
Spend forever gazing on
the country that I love,
From the hillside in September.

I have seen the sunrise
off the banks of Newfoundland,
Walked across the beaches
of her brown and purple sand,
Sat and watched the maple
turning scarlet in the sun,
On the hillside in September.

####.... Wayne Chaulk of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers ....####

Recorded by Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers (100% Pure, trk#9, 1993, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL); and (The Serious Stuff, trk#2, 1998, Third Wave Productions, Gander, NL).

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From the Dictionary Of Newfoundland English:
Partridge berry - low creeping plant producing small tart red berries; the berry of this plant harvested on the barrens in the autumn; mountain cranberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea).


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