Redbud Tree Song Lyrics

Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler Privateering cover art
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Hunted down I came upon
A place of ferns and grass
Gathered to a redbud tree
And now their footsteps pass
Where I crouch in dread
Discovery my certain death
Bur leaves reaching for my head
As i suspend my breath

Redbud tree shelter me shelter me
Redbud tree shelter me shelter me

Those days of fear are gone
Yet i am pledged to her
As to my only one
Hunted down I came upon
A place of ferns and grass
Gathered to a redbud tree
And now their footsteps pass
Where I crouch in dread
Discovery my certain death
Bur leaves reaching for my head
As i suspend my breath

Redbud tree shelter me shelter me
Redbud tree shelter me shelter me

Those days of fear are gone
Yet i am pledged to her
As to my only one
Hunted down I came upon
A place of ferns and grass
Gathered to a redbud tree
And now their footsteps pass
Where I crouch in dread
Discovery my certain death
Bur leaves reaching for my head
As i suspend my breath

Redbud tree shelter me shelter me
Redbud tree shelter me shelter me

Those days of fear are gone
Yet i am pledged to her
As to my only one

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Redbud Tree
  • 2 Haul Away
  • 3 Don’t Forget Your Hat
  • 4 Privateering
  • 5 Miss You Blues
  • 6 Corned Beef City
  • 7 Go, Love
  • 8 Hot or What
  • 9 Yon Two Crows
  • 10 Seattle
    CD 2
  • 1 Kingdom of Gold
  • 2 Got to Have Something
  • 3 Radio City Serenade
  • 4 I Used to Could
  • 5 Gator Blood
  • 6 Bluebird
  • 7 Dream of the Drowned Submariner
  • 8 Blood and Water
  • 9 Today Is Okay
  • 10 After the Beanstalk
    CD 3
  • 1 Why Aye Man (live)
  • 2 Cleaning My Gun (unmixed 2–track)
  • 3 Corned Beef City (unmixed 2–track)
  • 4 Sailing to Philadelphia (live)
  • 5 Hill Farmer’s Blues (unmixed 2–track)


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Mark Knopfler
    album: Track in album Privateering
    release date: 2012-8-31
    popularity : 81 users have visited this page.
    genres: Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock
    length: 3:19
    producer: Mark Knopfler
    engineer: Chuck Ainlay and Mark Knopfler
    co-producer: Guy E. Fletcher and Chuck Ainlay
    composer: Mark Knopfler
    lyricist: Mark Knopfler

    Album Information

    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 602537081189
    script: Latin