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"Green Grows the Willow–oh"

by Willow Firesong

Feb 23, 1999
Tune:  Green Grow the Rushes–oh

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Verse 1:

I'll sing you one–ho.
Green grows the Willow–oh,
What is your one–ho?
All is one within the Tao and ever more shall be so.

Verse 2:

I'll sing you two–ho.
Green grows the Willow–oh,
What is your two–ho?
Two for the Goddess and God, dual forms of Nature–oh,
All is one within the Tao and ever more shall be so.

Verse 3:

I'll sing you three–ho.
Green grows the Willow–oh,
What is your three–ho?
Three, Maiden, Mother, Cro–one,
Two for the Goddess and God, dual forms of Nature–oh,
All is one within the Tao and ever more shall be so.

Verse 4:

I'll sing you four–ho.
Green grows the Willow–oh,
What is your four–ho?
Four for the Elementals,
Three, Maiden, Mother, Cro–one,
Two for the Goddess and God, dual forms of Nature–oh,
All is one within the Tao and ever more shall be so.

Verse 5:

I'll sing you five–ho.
Green grows the Willow–oh,
What is your five–ho?
Five for the five points on the pent,
Four for the Elementals,
Three, Maiden, Mother, Cro–one,
Two for the Goddess and God, dual forms of Nature–oh,
All is one within the Tao and ever more shall be so.

Verse 6:

I'll sing you six–ho.
Green grows the Willow–oh,
What is your six–ho?
Six for the six Directions,
Five for the five points on the pent,
Four for the Elementals,
Three, Maiden, Mother, Cro–one,
Two for the Goddess and God, dual forms of Nature–oh,
All is one within the Tao and ever more shall be so.

Verse 7:

I'll sing you seven–ho.
Green grows the Willow–oh,
What is your seven–ho?
Seven for the weekday planets,
Six for the six Directions,
Five for the five points on the pent,
Four for the Elementals,
Three, Maiden, Mother, Cro–one,
Two for the Goddess and God, dual forms of Nature–oh,
All is one within the Tao and ever more shall be so.

Verse 8:

I'll sing you eight–ho.
Green grows the Willow–oh,
What is your eight–ho?
Eight for the seasons' holidays,
Seven for the weekday planets,
Six for the six Directions,
Five for the five points on the pent,
Four for the Elementals,
Three, Maiden, Mother, Cro–one,
Two for the Goddess and God, dual forms of Nature–oh,
All is one within the Tao and ever more shall be so.

Verse 9:

I'll sing you nine–ho.
Green grows the Willow–oh,
What is your nine–ho?
Nine for the numbered digits,
Eight for the seasons' holidays,
Seven for the weekday planets,
Six for the six Directions,
Five for the five points on the pent,
Four for the Elementals,
Three, Maiden, Mother, Cro–one,
Two for the Goddess and God, dual forms of Nature–oh,
All is one within the Tao and ever more shall be so.

Verse 10:

I'll sing you ten–ho.
Green grows the Willow–oh,
What is your ten–ho?
Ten for the tenets of the Craft,
Nine for the numbered digits,
Eight for the seasons' holidays,
Seven for the weekday planets,
Six for the six Directions,
Five for the five points on the pent,
Four for the Elementals,
Three, Maiden, Mother, Cro–one,
Two for the Goddess and God, dual forms of Nature–oh,
All is one within the Tao and ever more shall be so.

Verse 11:

I'll sing you eleven–ho.
Green grows the Willow–oh,
What is your eleven–ho?
Eleven Sun Signs not your own,
Ten for the tenets of the Craft,
Nine for the numbered digits,
Eight for the seasons' holidays,
Seven for the weekday planets,
Six for the six Directions,
Five for the five points on the pent,
Four for the Elementals,
Three, Maiden, Mother, Cro–one,
Two for the Goddess and God, dual forms of Nature–oh,
All is one within the Tao and ever more shall be so.

Verse 12:

I'll sing you twelve–ho.
Green grows the Willow–oh,
What is your twelve–ho?
Twelve for the Twelve Great Houses,
Eleven Sun Signs not your own,
Ten for the tenets of the Craft,
Nine for the numbered digits,
Eight for the seasons' holidays,
Seven for the weekday planets,
Six for the six Directions,
Five for the five points on the pent,
Four for the Elementals,
Three, Maiden, Mother, Cro–one,
Two for the Goddess and God, dual forms of Nature–oh,
All is one within the Tao and ever more shall be so.

Verse 13:

I'll sing you thirteen–ho.
Green grows the Willow–oh,
What is your thirteen–ho?
Thirteen for -the lunar months,
Twelve for the Twelve Great Houses,
Eleven Sun Signs not your own,
Ten for the tenets of the Craft,
Nine for the numbered digits,
Eight for the seasons' holidays,
Seven for the weekday planets,
Six for the six Directions,
Five for the five points on the pent,
Four for the Elementals,
Three, Maiden, Mother, Cro–one,
Two for the Goddess and God, dual forms of Nature–oh,
All is one within the Tao and ever more shall be so.

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