Esau Wood (1999)
Text: Traditional American
Commissioned by The Commission Project
Premiere—1999, by the Academy Chorale of Saint Paul Academy, Anne Klus, cond., St Paul, MN.
Published by Yelton Rhodes Music.
Esau Wood sawed wood. Esau Wood would saw wood. Oh the wood Wood would saw!
All the wood Esau Wood saw, Esau Wood would saw, in other words, all the wood Wood saw, Esau sought to saw.
One day Wood’s woodsaw would saw no wood. So all the wood Wood would saw was not the wood Wood would saw if Wood’s woodsaw would saw wood.
Now Wood would saw wood with a woodsaw that would saw wood, so Esau sought a saw that would saw wood. One day Esau saw a saw saw as no other woodsaw would saw. In fact, of all the wood saws Wood ever saw saw wood, Wood never saw a saw saw as the woodsaw Wood saw would saw wood.
And I never saw a saw saw as the woodsaw Wood saw would saw until I saw Esau saw wood with the woodsaw Wood saw saw wood.
Now Wood saws wood with the woodsaw Wood saw saw wood.