Huckleberry Party


music/lyrics: Richard Popovic

Story

The idea for this song came from an odd source--a eulogy given by Ralph Waldo Emerson for Henry David Thoreau. He stated that Thoreau could have been a great man of scholarship and learning, but instead he was content with being the captain of the huckleberry party. While not the nicest sentiment to include in a eulogy, it makes a fine subject for a song. Nothing beats picking blueberries in August, except maybe eating the blueberry muffins, pies and crumbles that follow.

Lyrics

Huckleberry Party

 

Follow me to the white oak tree—who knows what we’ll find

A snowshoe hare or a big black bear, I’m sure that they won’t mind

 

If we stop and sit for a little and a bit and make a little merry

We’ll sing this song and bring ‘em along as we search for huckleberries

 

Hey na na and a roo boo boo

Hopscotch somersault cartwheel too

Blow the whistle and beat the drum

Plenty of room for everyone—at the Huckleberry Party

 

Open your eyes, a big surprise awaits ‘round every turn

Look in the brush there’s a little brown thrush, listen and you’ll learn

 

A magic tune about the full moon and waterfalls and faeries

Goodness me! The things we’ll see as we search for huckleberries

 

Hey na na and a roo boo boo

Hopscotch somersault cartwheel too

Blow the whistle and beat the drum

Plenty of room for everyone—at the Huckleberry Party

 

Believe it or not the perfect spot lies just over the hill

With berries so big you’ll snort like a pig while you pick your fill

 

Jams and stews and cobblers too, it’s not imaginary

You get all this an a big purple kiss when you find huckleberries

 

Hey na na and a roo boo boo

Hopscotch somersault cartwheel too

Blow the whistle and beat the drum

Plenty of room for everyone—at the Huckleberry Party

 

GUITAR NOTES:

Capo 4

Intro: G/C

Chorus: G/G/F-C/G (2x)  F/C/F/C  G/C/F/D

Verse: F-C-G (3x) F-C-D/D 

 
 

© 2011 Huckleberry P