Buddy Bee Anthony


Family Tree - Poem by Buddy Bee Anthony

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 the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

But, don't blame it on,
blame it on me babe
you can blame it on the family 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
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 your number nine son
gonna stand by,

gonna alibi,
gonna run with you
on the bye and bye
sing you lullaby's too
don't blame it on
blame it on me babe
you can blame it on the family.


Don't blame it on
blame it on me babe
You can stick it on my family
tree

Buddy Bee Anthony

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Stick it up there high on that tree

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 20, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 15, 2016


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