Buddy Bee Anthony


Family Tree


I got a brother named Thunder
another named Lightenin
my sister's named Wind and I'm Rain
Goin' steady with a sweet li'l warm breeze
She makin love like a Hurricaine
When the Gods of the Father of my Mother and Me
first ate the fruit off the olive tree
The Moon raised the tide
bringin on a mudslide
Rivers leapt their banks to run free
But, don't blame it on
blame it on me babe
you can blame it on the family tree

Ain't no plausible explanation
can't explain it away with meteorology
When my kinfolk get in a groove
The stars and planets start to move

between that Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

But, don't blame it on, blame it on me babe
you can blame it on thefamily tree
Now when trouble starts to brew
and your skies aren't quite so blue.
Dark clouds precipitate.
Winds that wail are slingin
sleet and hail
Flood waters at your gate
Ooh,
here comes mother
better run for cover
But don't blame it on
blame it on me babe
You can blame it on the family tree
I'm not the one,
I'm number nine's son
gonna stand by,
gonna alibi,
I'm gonna run with you
on the bye and bye
sing you lullaby's too.
just don't blame it on
blame it on me babe
You can blame it on that family
tree

Buddy Bee Anthony

Submitted: Sunday, November 20, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, October 01, 2014
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Stick it up there high on that tree

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