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Lyr Req: The Old Apple Tree

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NEATH THE CRUST OF THE OLD APPLE PIE
OLD APPLE TREE


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SingsIrish Songs 12 Aug 99 - 01:29 AM
katlaughing 12 Aug 99 - 01:40 AM
GUEST,Kathleen 01 May 05 - 09:52 PM
Malcolm Douglas 01 May 05 - 10:40 PM
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Subject: song 'bout Grandpa and the apple tree
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 12 Aug 99 - 01:29 AM

I've checked Lester Levy's site and the Historic Sheet Music site at Duke Univ....Possibly a song from the 1900's...(helping a friend with this one).

Many thanks, Mary

Here are partial lyrics...anyone know it?

If pappy had a'knowed it, he'd never, never growed it
'course he died under the old apple tree
Say goodbye, say goodbye
Say goodbye to the old apple tree


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE OLD APPLE TREE^^^
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 Aug 99 - 01:40 AM

Here ya go. If you need the tune, let me know your email (in a private message if you prefer) and I will send it on Mediaring. My sister, bet, and I sang this at a gig this summer:

OLD APPLE TREE

Oh, the 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 the old apple tree.

Then one day pappy took Mrs. Norton
Out on a jamboree
When he brought her home at sunup
Mr. Norton raised his gun up
And he chase pappy up in the tree.

When the neighbors came after poor pappy
Up in the tree was he.
So they took a rope and strung him
By the neck until they hung him
By the branch of the old apple tree.

Chorus:

Say goodbye (echo)
Say goodbye (echo)
Say goodbye to the old apple tree
Put the apples in a basket
Cut the tree down for a casket
Cause he died on the old apple tree.

Say goodbye (echo)
Say goodbye (echo)
Say goodbye to the old apple tree
If poor pappy had'a knowed it
He surely wouldn't growed it
Cause he died on the old apple tree.
^^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song 'bout Grandpa and the apple tre
From: GUEST,Kathleen
Date: 01 May 05 - 09:52 PM

I can't beleive someone else is looking for this verse. I had it written on the back of an old picture from my childhood. I did not know if I made it up or heard it somewhere. But seeing that it is Irish. I am sure my Dad sang it to me.
He was always singing something. Usually Irish songs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: song 'bout Grandpa and the apple tre
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 01 May 05 - 10:40 PM

You've managed to find the only one of several old threads here dealing with the song that doesn't have any useful information in it (apart from partial lyrics, of course). It isn't an Irish song, of course; American, c.1938. See Song info: Old apple tree in the orchard for writer credits and some background.


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