Clayquot Tree Huggers

Note – This little song, written in jail by our founding grans in Victoria, tells us a lot about singing in adversity, respecting the situation of those to whom we’re singing, (loggers losing jobs), and provides an enduring example of the kind of satire that wins respect and is long remembered.

The jails are filling up with thieves
With murderers and muggers
But deadliest of all of these
Are Clayoquot tree huggers!
They block the roads, they sing in jail
So badly that the warder’s quail
They say they don’t just hug the trees
Some of them hug loggers.

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