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Thread #32621   Message #430070
Posted By: Joe Offer
31-Mar-01 - 01:51 PM
Thread Name: Help: The Old Apple Tree - artist wanted
Subject: Lyr Add: IN THE SHADE OF THE OLD APPLE TREE
Click here for sheet music for "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree at The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music. Ramblin' Jack Elliott does an interesting parody.
-Joe Offer-
In the Shade Of the Old Apple Tree
(Words by Harry H. Williams and Music by Egbert Van Alstyne, 1905)

Four versions charted in 1905 (Joe Offer Questions this date - did they have charts in 1905?): Henry Burr (# 1); Albert Campbell (# 2); The Haydn Quartet (# 2); and Arthur Pryor's Band (# 9) Re-made to # 13 in 1933 by Duke Ellington
Also recorded by the Ink Spots and many others.


In the shade of the old apple tree
Where the love in your eyes I could see
When the voice that I heard like the song of a bird
Seemed to whisper sweet music to me

I could hear the dull buzz of the bee
In the blossoms as you said to me
"With a heart that is true, I'll be waiting for you"
"In the shade of the old apple tree"

[instrumental passage]

I could hear the dull buzz of the bee
In the blossoms as you said to me
"With a heart that is true, I'll be waiting for you"
"In the shade of the old apple tree"

(copied from Lyrics World)

Click here for "Old Apple Tree" in the Digital Tradition