music/lyrics: Richard Popovic

Story

Living in rural New Hampshire, late Winter and early Spring are marked by muddy roads, late snow storms and maple sugaring! If you have never been to a sugar shack during sugaring season, make it a point to do so. The smoke, the smells, the sugar on snow, and, of course, the syrup! Real, 100% Maple Syrup--there is nothing like it in the world.

Lyrics

M-M-M Maple Syrup

 

M-M-M Maple syrup  If I’m feeling sad just one thing can help me cheer up

M-M-M Maple syrup  My table’s incomplete without that sticky treat from the trees

 

In Spring we go out in the woods with our taps and our pails

We find our favorite trees we know will never fail

We hang the pails, drive the taps then go home and wait for the sap to run

 

Pretty soon the buckets they are all completely filled

We drag ‘em home, light a fire and throw them on the grill

We cook it down in big wide pans It’s lots of work but, man, its lots of fun

 

M-M-M Maple syrup  If I’m feeling sad just one thing can help me cheer up

M-M-M Maple syrup  My table’s incomplete without that sticky treat from the trees

 

There’s pancakes and there’s waffles The first things that come to mind

But think a little harder and who knows what you might find

Breakfast lunch and dinner Maple syrup can be part of every meal

 

There’s succotash, potato hash and artichokes-a-hearted

Black-eyed-peas and porridge, Please, I’m just getting started

Cornbread, shortbread, flatbread too, but if I were you, I would skip the veal

 

 

Carrots Spinach Cakes and Pies Noodles of most any size

Apples Peaches Plums and Pears A little here and a little there

Black Beans Red Beans Pink Beans too Make a Maple three-bean stew

In my tea and in my coffee Maple Syrup in my toffee

Sauces, rouxs and marinades Cook it up and make a glaze

Maple Peppers red and yella for the gals and for the fellas

Maple soups and Maple shakes and Maple ponds and Maple lakes

Maple this and Maple that Maple syrup is where it’s at!

 

M-M-M Maple syrup  If it’s imitation than you know I’m gonna tear up

M-M-M Maple syrup  My table’s incomplete without that sticky treat hey-hey-hey-

 

M-M-M Maple syrup  If I’m feeling sad just one thing can help me cheer up

M-M-M Maple syrup  My table’s incomplete without that sticky treat from the trees

 

GUITAR NOTES:

Capo 2

Chorous: G/D/G/A   G/D/G/A

Verse: D/D/G/G A/G/D