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Thread #2240   Message #3965288
Posted By: Jim Dixon
07-Dec-18 - 01:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: The Berry Tree (Saul Chaplin)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE BERRY TREE (Saul Chaplin)
You can hear this at The Internet Archive:

Written by Saul Chaplin, From the MGM Production "Many Rivers To Cross".[*]
As recorded by Bill Hayes, 1955.

The higher up the berry tree, the sweeter grows the berry.
The more you hug and kiss a gal, the more she wants to marry.

The berry tree is a wise old tree and the sweetest fruit is his’n,
But marryin’ up with any gal is just like goin’ to prison.

Oh, fee, fie, fiddle-dee-dee,
I’ll keep a-wanderin’ alone an’ free
Till I’m where I want to be,
Then if I want company—

I’ll find a gal who’s fair of face and with her I’ll tarry.
We’ll settle down so peacefully,
We will plant a berry tree,
And she will be just right for me,
And that’s the gal I’ll marry.

[various repeats]

* This information from the record label.