By Request, ‘The Woodpecker Song’

Elder Mike asked for this, The Woodpecker Song by Buddy Davis–all new to me, but really kind of cool. It’s a celebration of God’s creative power–and how creative it is! You’ve never seen so many different woodpeckers, have you?

16 comments on “By Request, ‘The Woodpecker Song’

  1. I love it! Funny, bouncy, informative, and in praise of God, all at once. Thank you, Lee, and thank you, Elder Mike!

    When I first saw the headline of the post, I thought it was going to be the Woody Woodpecker song, which was a favorite of mine and my beloved (but now deceased) cousin Jerry when we were children. So I was delighted when I heard a muted bit of the Woodpecker laugh in the background at one point.

  2. Wow, this is the coolest version I ever heard. We used to sing it when we were kids, but never great like this version.

  3. I feed the Blue Jays first thing each morning for years, but lately a woodpecker is showing up daily: “If a woodchuck could chuck wood, how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck would?”

  4. I agree Heidi, Buddy Davis is awesome. He is a talented songwriter, musician, dinosaur sculptor, and more. All of his music, the lyrics give God the glory. He has written wonderful, inspirational, and very moving lyrics, and everything in between. But no matter what the type, “The Woodpecker Song” or any other, I just love all his music.

    How about one more request for a Buddy Davis song. “May All Creation Praise Thee.”

    PS. If you liked Davis’s song about the woodpecker, you will probably love his “Big Bad Tyrannosaurus Rex.” Find it and take a listen.

  5. After my last post, I went looking for Buddy Davis songs I have not heard before and came across these two “If Heaven Had a Window” and “I Can’t Imagine Me Without You.” It’s now been 14 months since my wife passed away. As I listened to both of these songs, they hit home, deeply, it seems he wrote those words for me. I wept greatly as I listened.

    1. Mike, I can’t imagine what you must have gone through, and are going through still. May God heal your spirit and protect your faith.

  6. After the death of a spouse, some people take a long time to “move” on with their life. Some can pick up the pieces after a relatively short time, while others never get over the grief, especially after a marriage that lasted for decades.

    I have a friend whose wife of 40 years passed away a year ago. I haven’t talked with him since I found out. Boy, was I surprised when I called him two days ago and found he was at his wedding reception! He managed to move on and find new love, all within a year!

    I am moving on, slowly. The sun does shine now and then. But for the last two years, another dark cloud has been hanging around, which was cause for surgery. And it is not over, there has been a lot of pain at times and other problems concerning that issue. And maybe more surgery. I have been taking care of my health/diet and doing all I can on my end. I pray God will do for me, what I cannot do for myself.

    Thank you for your prayers, and others who are also praying for me.

    1. Mike, I’m so sorry to hear about all of this. I continue to pray for you every day.

      A friend of mine, whose husband had died 10 years before I met her, used to say that we never stop grieving; we just grieve in a different way. I’ve found that to be true.

  7. Thank you Phoebe.

    A friend of mine, shortly before Maribeth was laid to rest. Came to my house, he had few words to say but said “I have come to give you a big hug”, which he did. That was of great comfort, much more than any words he could have said. He also said, “You will never get over the grief, but learn to live with it.” Yes, I have found that to be true.

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