(source: "Rise Up Singing", Peter Blood and Annie Patterson, 1992.)


Who were the witches, where did they come from
Maybe your great, great, great-grandma was one
Witches were wise, wise women they say
And there's a little witch in every woman today
Witches knew all about flowers and trees
How to use all their roots and their leaves and their seeds
When women had babies, the witches were there
To help them and hold them and give them sweet care

Some people thought that the witches were bad
Some people were scared of the power they had
But power to help and to heal and to care
Isn't something to fear, it's a treasure to share