The theme tune was The Lightning Tree, and as the whole moral of the show was, as long as the tree stood tall even though it had been struck by lightning there was hope for everyone.
They had to find a tree that looked like it had been damaged and blackened.
One was found, dug it up and replanted on the farm they were using for the series.
The strangest thing happened the replanted tree started to grow and sprout green buds.
When the script called for a shot of the tree someone was sent out to cut the buds from it. I do hope the tree survived when filming ended.
Here is the first verse from the theme song and I would love someone to say they remember it.
Some readers have asked if the lightning tree is still alive and well. In 2010 it was the 40th anniversary of Follyfoot and a group of fans visited the site, they found a tree stump roughly in the place where they thought the tree was so it looks as if it didn't survive, but you never know what could happen it was the magical lightning tree after all.
There is a Follyfoot Forum Here they also have a facebook page and can be found on twitter @follyfootforum. I really didn't know it had saw a loyal following.
Down in the meadow where the wind blows free
In the middle of the field stands the lightning tree
It's limbs all torn from the day it was born
For the tree was born in a thunderstorm
Grow, Grow, the lightning tree
It's never too late for you and me
Grow, Grow, The lightning tree
Never give in too easily.
|Dora and Steve |