Wood You Like Chips With That?

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When we found the then unpublished version of 'Under The Southern Cross' languishing in the PBGB archives ............ see the story by scrolling down to the blog post dated February 17, 2017...............we wondered what other unpublished songs might be gathering dust down there in the archives.

Neil thought he'd have a look, crawled in, and before long stuck his head up with this.

'Wood You Like Chips With That ?' is a song we wrote specifically for a gig we played at the Tanja Hall way back in........way back in............somebody help me here please..............anyway, let's say 2010. Back then, Neil, Chris Ralfs, Gus and Pete were The Shed Regulars.

Anyway we got a call from a local environment care group..............somebody help me again please.......who were putting on a fund raiser and they asked us if we would play a set.

Well we in The Shed have our hearts and minds in the right place as far as the environment goes, so we set about putting some songs together. In fact we decided to write a song especially for the occasion.

The woodchip industry is very much an 'in your face' local environmental issue around these here parts, what with the Eden Woodchip Mill being just down the road, the recent scalping of the forests at the top of Brown Mountain, and the constant stream of logging trucks that rumble through Pambula Village. Three of our favourite things really...........not !

So we wrote this little ditty, and with a nod to Macca's, called it 'Wood You Like Chips With That ? '

Neil wrote the music, sang it, and played guitar and organ
Gus played guitar
Chris played bass
Pete wrote the lyrics, and played the drums.

We hope you like it.......................the Eco-Warriors did. Best as we remember anyway.

lyrics

©2010 Peter Reid/Neil Porter

There’s protest in the forest
Two different points of view you
see
One on the side of nature
One on the economy
There are those that see the
forests
As revenue, that’s that
There’s those that see the trees as
crucial habitat

Some people protest
They know just what it’s worth
They put their bodies on the line
To save the lungs of the universe
They know their grandkids
Need the forests and the trees
Koalas in the treetops
Let’s protect the air we breathe

What do we want?
When do we want it?
Hands off our future
We want it now
What do we want? When do we
want it?
Do it now!

SOLO x 2 verses (16 bars)

What do we want?
When do we want it?
Hands off our future
We want it now
What do we want? When do we
want it?
Do it now!

We can’t all join the protest
But we can back the people who
were there
We can help to pay the fines
We can show them that we care
The forests are for everyone
They belong to us all
The trees hold our future
Let’s not see them fall

There’s protest in the forest
Two different points of view you
see
One on the side of nature
One on the economy
There are those that see the
forests
As revenue, that’s that
There’s those that see the trees as
crucial habitat

What do we want?
When do we want it?
Hands off our future
We want it now
What do we want? When do we
want it?
Do it now!

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from THE VAULT, released December 12, 2011

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