From the album Mangle the Tango

Chop Wood, Carry Water
Written by Pam Mark Hall
© 2017 Pam Mark Hall Music (ASCAP) All rights reserved.
Guitars – Roy Salmond
Bass – Tony Maryatt
Drums – Randall Stoll
Blues Harmonica – TJ Klay Background Vocals – Glenda Rae

Lyrics

CHOP WOOD, CARRY WATER
Written by Pam Mark Hall

Chop Wood, Carry Water
One foot in front of the other
Every step or swing
Can make you stronger
Chop Wood, Carry Water
No task too small not to bother
Don’t take the short cut
It can make the way harder

You had a dream
A real good dream
But you lost heart and
You lost hope
Well, you fell behind
Or so it seems
The only way forward is
Round and round and round

Chop Wood, Carry Water
One foot in front of the other
Every step or swing
Can make you stronger
Chop Wood, Carry Water
No task too small not to bother
Don’t take the short cut
It can make the way harder

Go build your house
Go plant your field
Be faithful
In your daily dealings
Care for strangers
Care for friends
Even when it seems you go
Round and Round and Round

Now here you are
wiser, and kinder from
The work of your hands
The work of your heart
You’ll shine in the light
What you refine in the dark

© 2017 Pam Mark Hall Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved.

Inspired by the book “Chop Wood, Carry Water” by Joshua Medcalf