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If You Were A Tree

by Anna van Riel

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Written with NZ icon and children's music advocate Arthur Baysting, 'If you were a tree' was born from the inspiration delivering an interactive song to preschoolers, that allowed them to truly imagine what it might be like to be a tree.

With key environmental themes shining through, we invite children and their carers to bury their roots deep, and grow their limbs high. To reach for the sun and to be resilient in a storm.
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Love Anna & Arthur

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If You Were A Tree

What would you look like? C
What would you feel like? G
What would you grow like? F G
How would it be? C
What would you stretch like C
And would it feel right G
What would you sounds like F G
If you were a tree C

I’d say shhhhh, If the wind was blowing gently F G C
I’d say shhhhh, If the wind was blowing light F G C
I’d say shhhhh, And the wind would softly take me in her arms F G C G Am
And carry me off to dreamland tonight F G C

CHORUS

I’d say Roooooar, if the wind was getting louder
I’d say Roooooar, if I’m almost swept away
I’d say Roooooar, if a great big wind should bend me too and fro
And I’d laugh as my branches swing and sway

Bridge
When the wind howls madly on a dark and stormy night Am G C G F
And lightening strikes they flash into my room F G C
Branches on the roof sound like they’re putting up a fight Am G C G F
But then we see the moon, this storm is passing soon G G G

CHORUS

I’d say shhhhh, If the wind was blowing gently
I’d say shhhhh, If the wind was blowing light
I’d say shhhhh, And the wind would softly take me in her arms
And carry me to dreamland tonight


Shhhhhh
Shhhhhhh

credits

released November 15, 2019
Producer: Danny Fairley
Engineer: Mirrors Audio
Guitarist: Danny Fairley
Lyrics: Anna van Riel & Arthur Baysting
Artwork: Raymond McGrath
Vocalist: Anna van Riel

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Anna van Riel

New Zealand's Award winning and independent singer/songwriter Anna van Riel has played at the world highests music festival in the Himilayas, performed the NZ national anthem for 50,000 punters at the Four Nations Grand Final and sung her original works for Prince Albert of Monaco. Anna's favourite and most recent success is winning album of the year in her home town. ... more

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