welcome to the homepage for WILDFLOWER,
one of the most performed songs in the
history of Canadian popular music.

Since 1973 when Skylark's original version
went Top Ten, WILDFLOWER has become a
pop and soul standard. It's been honoured
with SOCAN Classic and Crystal Awards and
a BMI Millionaire's Award.

On April 2, 2011 it was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

WILDFLOWER has been recorded by many
artists including The O'Jays, The New Birth,
Blake Shelton, The Neville Brothers, Hank
Crawford, Color Me Badd, Lisa Fischer,
Johnny Mathis and Sandy Lam.

It's been sampled by Kanye West, Eminem,
Jaimie Foxx, Tupac Shakur, Drake and Estelle.

FLEUR SAUVAGE, a French translation by Joelle Rabu, was released in February 2011 as a single from Maurice Gainen's world music CD "The Sound of Freedom" with vocals by Karoline Blandin.

Estelle's THANK YOU which samples the Creative Source version of WILDFLOWER, was nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance.

The life story of lyricist/ policeman Dave Richardson, THE HAND THAT WRITES THE LOVE SONG ALSO HOLDS THE GUN, written by his wife, Lesley Richardson, was published Jan 31, 2013 is available from http://www.elation-press.com/products.html.

See 'recordings' for a complete list of versions.



"She's faced the hardest times you can imagine
And many times her eyes fought back the tears
And when her youthful world was about to fall in
Each time her slender shoulders
Bore the weight of all her fears
And a sorrow no one hears
Still rings in midnight silence
in her ears

Let her cry, for she's a lady
Let her dream, for she's a child
Let the rain fall down upon her
She's a free and gentle flower
growing wild..."


Words by David Richardson
Copyright Edsel Music 1972, Renewed 2000





CONTACT INFORMATION

For WILDFLOWER licensing contact:
Nettwerk Songs Publishing
Administrator: Craig Horton
Phone: 604-654-2929
email: craig.horton@nettwerk.com
 
For other information contact:
Copyright owner Edsel Music
Phone: 250-740-0047
email: info@wildflowersong.com

 
 

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Listen to WILDFLOWER

By Skylark, 1972
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By The O'Jays, 1973
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By The New Birth, 1975
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Listen to FLEUR SAUVAGE (French)
By Maurice Gainen
and Karoline Blandin, 2010
Lyrics translated by Joelle Rabu

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Listen to FLOR SILVESTRE (Spanish)

Lyrics translated by Edgar Cortazar
(unreleased)

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