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Thread #34525 Message #3676949
Posted By: GUEST,Joseph Scott
13-Nov-14 - 12:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Pretty Little Pink
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pretty Little Pink
"Sugar grows on a white oak tree" Or coffee grows on "white folks' trees" (collected by Thomas Talley, who was born in 1870 and seemed to favor songs of the 1880s). Coffee grows on white oak tress was around by 1896. Money grows on white oak trees was around by 1911. 'Lasses grows on the white oak tree was mentioned in a 1949 book. The black songwriter Clarence Todd (born 1897) came up with a "Love Grows On The White Oak Tree," based on the folk song, that was recorded by many black and white pop, jazz, and jive artists during the '30s-'40s.