The Picking Song

We have been very lucky to have some very talented and very fun cherry picker this year!

For our End of Season party “Dunstan Got Talent”, Jacqueline, Soren, Donna and Olivier created and performed a song for all cherry pickers called… The picking song

ENJOY 😉

Here is the link to the video on our YouTube channel:

 

And here are the lyrics:

The Picking Song (written by Olivier M, Donna S, Jacqueline C, Sören S)

Play it like Riptide from Vance Joy / chords are Am, G, C, Fmaj7 (F on ukulele)

Intro: Am – G – C – C

Am                         G                    C                      C    

I was scared of Elton in the trees

I was scared of pretty Elza always watching me

Oh, all my mates are turning green

Your the Vanuatu picker of their dreams

Ahuuuu …. Uuuuu ….. ooohuu

And they come and pick

 

Bucket boys running down through the orchard

Taking away all the buckets

I wanna be your picking friend

I hate it when I´m stuck with my ladder

I´m using all of my swear words what the hell am I doing wrong

 

That´s the orchard that I think you like

Maybe you should quit your job and head to Alexandra

Oh cherry picking is a competition

So who´s the best is it Lisa´s, Tim´s or Jackson´s – or Elza´s team

Ahuuuu – (dog howling)

 

Bucket boys running down through the orchard

Taking away all the buckets

I wanna be your picking friend

I hate it when I´m stuck with my ladder

I´m using all of my swear words what the hell am I doing wrong

Am                                            G

I just wanna, I just wanna know

C                                                                Fmaj7

Where did all my, all my stickers go

I just gotta, I just gotta know

How many buckets, how many buckets did you pick today

I pick too many spers of my tree

I´m the furthest thing from Lory Thompson that you´ve ever seen, oh

 

Bucket boys running down through the orchard

Taking away all the buckets

I wanna be your picking friend

I hate it when I´m stuck with my ladder

I´m using all of my swear words what the hell am I doing wrong

 

Bucket boys running down through the orchard

Taking away all the buckets

I wanna be your picking friend

I hate it when I´m stuck with my ladder

I´m using all of my swear words what the hell am I doing wrong

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To share this beautiful landscapes with you and also show how we do the transplanting, Pat, Diogo and Daniel did this video. The pictures will present a big area of the orchard, and it will show you the job involved when we plant/transplant trees. You will be able to see the trees how they look like few weeks later with their leaves. Go ahead to watch and let us know if you enjoyed it!

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The orchard is a good place to observe nature and its magnificence. At this period of the year we can see step by step every changes, like the development of cherries trees (see picture above). We decided to share it with you on this small video. Enjoy 🙂

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