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This article is silly. Coming from a source other than the computer games, trading card game, novels, RPG, or manga, its content is not part of official Warcraft lore, but nevertheless has become part of the culture belonging to the World of Warcraft community.

On February 23, 2007, shortly before the perceived "nerf" to the Druids' Bearform Mangle ability, Saboruto of the official forums posted a parody song based upon Disney's "Under The Sea" from the Little Mermaid. At the time, Balance was the least-used spec of the druid trees, and Saboruto was attempting to promote heavy Balance as an alternative to the traditional Feral grinding or Restoration raiding spec. Shortly after posting the song, Feral druids received a significant nerf to Bear form's Mangle damage, and the uproar against the change was tremendous. During this time of frustration within the druid community, Saboruto's song was embraced as a rallying cry and as an alternate choice to the (then perceived as) weaker Feral alternative. Here is a direct copy of the original post:


   * 0. ♫ Summon the Trees ♫  |  02/23/2007 04:15:08 PM PST


[To the tune of "Under the Sea" from The Little Mermaid. http://www.devedia.com/dosghost/music/underse2.mid is a midi file of the original music if you don't know it or remember it.]

The talents are always stronger
In somebody else's build.
You dream about PVPing,
A premade with all your guild.
You look at the posts around you
Right here on the WoW website.
The builds here they all confuse you.
What form would be best 4 fite?

Summon the Trees!
Summon the Trees!
Druids, it's not hot
Being a healbot,
Take it from me.
In Dire Bear they Maul all day.
Oh and those Cats they Bite away.
While we be shootin'
And we be rootin'.
Summon the Trees!
The Moonkin is 4 moonspammin'
As feathers all start to fly.
The bear durids got a slammin'
They sad 'cause they don't know why.
We lunar chickens be lucky.
We get all the biggest crits.
We wear cloth but get good armor.
Guess feathers can take the hits!

Summon the Trees!
Summon the Trees!
Nobody beat us
Fry us and eat us
Except KFC!
We what the warlocks love to Fear.
And they Death Coil when we get near.
We got no worries,
Need no Windfuries,
Summon the Trees!
Summon the Trees!
Bird life is sweet.
We just can't be beat.
Well, not easily!
Even the hunter an' the priest,
They just can't beat the big owlbeast.
Need lots of Spirit,
Just need to wear it.
Summon the Trees!

The mage drinks all day.
The priest fears the beast.
Locks don't give a fock.
And we want their cloth!
Moonkin is 4 spam
And Cat uis for fite.
But he don't talk about fite.
(Yeah)
Some durids is bare.
Seel is gone for fish.
HEEL? The cat don't care.
Nerf us? Yeah, they wish!
The cheetah and cat
They know where it's at.
An' oh that flight form fly!

[Instrumental]

Summon the Trees!
Summon the Trees!
When warriors cry
Get rooted and die,
It's music to me.
What do they got? A lot of tears.
We finally strong after two years.
Each balance druid
Know how to do it.
Summon the Trees!
Each feral druid
Wish he could do it.
Summon the Trees!
Each resto see it,
Well, he can BE it.
Tree form will heal you,
But he can't kill you.
Forces of Nature
Are a real danger.
Summon the Trees!


The song was quickly declared an "epic thread" amongst the druids of the official forums, and the post continued to be trafficked and bumped many months later. Several posters requested the post to be stickied in the druid forum, but in keeping with Blizzard's official policy on "entertainment" posts that lacked practical or educational use, the thread was never stickied. The URL for the original thread can be found at ♫ Summon the Trees ♫.

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