Buddy Bee Anthony


Family Tree - Poem by Buddy Bee Anthony

I got a brother named Thunder
another named Lightening
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 and 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 come 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 a number nine son
gonna stand by
gonna alibi
gonna run with you
on the by and bye
even lullaby you
but, don't blame it on
blame it on me, babe
you can blame it on my family
tree.


2001 written in collaboration by
Buddy Bee Anthony and Melissa A. Howells

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 20, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, February 5, 2018


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