A Bit Like You And Me Radio

February 28, 2012

The World of Oz - The Hum-Gum Tree (1968)

Coming together in January of 1968 under the management of Barry Class, who also managed The Foundations, this UK psychedelic pop group released only one album before breaking up in November of the same year. Just as the group was gaining momentum from the singles off of their album, their manager left for an American tour with The Foundations, stranding the group with one of his employees. Promotion was cut back, members quit, and the group soon disbanded.

This song, released as a single in 1968, was the group’s third single from their only album, The World of Oz. It failed to reach the success of their previous two singles (with the biggest hit being “The Muffin Man”) and was the last single to be released by the group.

album art

The World of Oz - The Hum-Gum Tree (1968)

Loading the ABLYAM player...(Might not work on mobile devices)


Lyrics:

I love you, you love me
We love under the Hum-Gum tree
Momma come, daddy say
“Where have you two been today?”

“We’ve been here, we’ve been there
We’ve been nearly everywhere!
Doesn’t matter what we’ve done
‘Cause we’ve had a lot of fun!”

Lying on a long grass lawn
Watching nature being born
Rolling merrily in the hay
Wondering what games to play

Dum-dum then come with me
To my den in the Hum-Gum tree
Dum-dum lots to see
In my den in the Hum-Gum tree

Children, children what you do
What will ever become of you?
Though I’ve stories for your good
Never go up in the wood

“We don’t care, we don’t care,
If we want to, we’ll go there!
Surely we are old enough
To know all about that stuff!”

“You can’t stop us growing old
Practicing what we’ve been told
And the things that we find out
In the end we know about”

Dum-dum then come with me
To my den in the Hum-Gum tree
Dum-dum lots to see
In my den in the Hum-Gum tree

Dum-dum then come with me
To my den in the Hum-Gum tree
Dum-dum lots to see
In my den in the Hum-Gum tree…

No comments:

Post a Comment