Busy Little Worker

I used to be terrified of bees and wasps when I was younger.  So much so, they would send me running into a frenzy at the mere sound of buzzing.

Now, I’ve grown to like bees.  Since I started taking an interest in gardening, I’ve realised how important they are.  In fact, we’d probably struggle to exist without them.

This song buzzed into existence when I nipped out to the garden to do a bit of tidying up and just couldn’t get the first two lines of this song out of my head.

A few weeks later, I performed this song live for the first time and won the audience vote for best song at Edinburgh Folk Club Songwriting Competition!

One day in the garden
As the sun shone down on me
In amongst the flora
I met a bumblebee
He took a little break
From his fuzzy buzzy day
He landed on my hand
And I’m sure I heard him say

(Chorus)
This life is so much harder
Than it has ever been
The flowers are much sparser
Than I have ever seen
I need to gather nectar
To keep this world serene
I’m a busy little worker for the queen

When I was much younger
I’d play without a care
Then I’d hear a buzzing
And it had me running scared
I didn’t know
The vital part in life they played
I’d never have been frightened
If these words to me were said

Try to imagine our world without the trees
This is our future without the bumblebees
They keep this world ticking
As they fly from bloom to bloom
Plant some flowers in your garden if you’ve room, room, room
Plant some flowers in your garden if you’ve room

In the garden centre
I picked some packs of seeds
I chose the perfect flowers
To cater for their needs
Lavender and borage
And thyme and rosemary
Then somewhere in the garden
I heard someone say

This life is the best
That it has ever been
The flowers are the brightest
That I have ever seen
I still gather nectar
To keep this world serene
I’m a busy little worker for the queen