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Thread #32621   Message #430126
Posted By: nowon77
31-Mar-01 - 03:27 PM
Thread Name: Help: The Old Apple Tree - artist wanted
Subject: Lyr Add: THE OLD APPLE TREE (Scholl, Jerome)
The artist I am looking for is for the song "Old Apple Tree'. I am familiar with "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree" though. The lyrics to the song I am looking for goes:

There's an old apple tree in the orchard,
Lives in my memory,
It reminds me of my Pappy,
He was handsome, young, and happy
when he planted that old apple tree.

Apple tree, apple tree,
I remember that old apple tree.
If my Pappy had-a-knowed it,
He be sorry that he growed it,
'Cause he died in that old apple tree.

Oh, one day Pappy took the Widow Norton
Out on a jamboree,
And when he brought her home at sun up
Brother Norton raised his gun up
And chased Pappy up in the tree.

When the neighbors came after my Pappy,
Up in the tree was he,
Oh, they took a rope and strung him
By the neck and then they hung him
To the limb of that old apple tree.

Apple tree, apple tree,
Oh they hung him in the old apple tree.
If my Pappy had-a-knowed it,
He be sorry that he growed it,
'Cause he died in that old apple tree.

Oh my poor Pappy lies in the orchard
Out of his misery.
They put the apples in the basket,
Cut the tree down for a casket,
And my poor Pappy's gone with the tree.

Say goodbye, say goodbye,
Say goodbye to the old apple tree.
If my Pappy had-a-knowed it,
He be sorry that he growed it,
'Cause he died in that old apple tree.


This might be of more help. Thanks again.