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Thread #32621 Message #430238
Posted By: Joe Offer
31-Mar-01 - 06:24 PM
Thread Name: Help: The Old Apple Tree - artist wanted
Subject: Lyr Add: IN THE SHADE OF THE OLD APPLE TREE ^^
I found out the lyrics I posted above were incomplete. Here are the complete lyrics, transcribed from the 1905 sheet music at the Levy Sheet Music Site.
IN THE SHADE OF THE OLD APPLE TREE
(Words by Harry H. Williams and Music by Egbert Van Alstyne, 1905)
The oriole with joy was sweetly singing,
The little brook was babbling its tune;
The village bells at noon were gaily ringing,
The day seemed brighter than a harvest moon.
For there within my arms I gently pressed you,
And blushing red, you slowly turned away;
I can't forget the way I once caressed you,
I only pray we'll meet another day.
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 the 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.
I've really come a long way from the city
And though my heart is breaking, I'll be brave;
I've brought this bunch of flowers, I think they're pretty,
To place upon a freshly moulded grave.
If you will show me, father, where she's lying
Or if it's far, just point it out to me.
Said he, "She told us all when she was dying,
To bury her beneath the apple tree.
@courting @nostalgia @love