Little Brown Jug

This is one that I wrote a few years ago about some of the things my Daddy taught me. 

 

Little Brown Jug

 

Little brown jug 

Growing wild by the tree 

On a warm summer day 

Daddy showed it to me 

I learned about magical things 

Though I was just a child 

And one of my favorites 

Was that ginger growing wild 

We had fairies by the flowers 

We had trolls behind trees 

On warm summer evenings 

Daddy showed them to me 

He showed me ginseng 

And he taught me my roots 

That life may bear thorns 

Like the blackberry fruit 

He teaches me to shine 

He taught me about the light 

On warm summer mornings 

After the darkest nights 

He gathers up dandelions 

And he turns them to wine 

He shares his wisdom 

Where the apricots vine 

Little brown jug 

Growing wild by the tree 

On a warm summer day 

Daddy showed it to me 

I learned about magical things 

Though I was just a child 

And one of my favorites 

Was that ginger growing wild

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