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Lyr Req: Apples and Pears (Irish Song)

mermaid (inactive) 28 Apr 99 - 07:42 PM
Joe Offer 13 Nov 10 - 11:50 PM
Joe Offer 14 Nov 10 - 01:51 AM
Jim Dixon 17 Nov 10 - 12:13 AM
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Subject: Req: Apples and Pears - Irish song
From: mermaid (inactive)
Date: 28 Apr 99 - 07:42 PM

I am trying to find the words to Apples and Pears. It is an old Irish song. Does anyone know this song?


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Subject: Lyr Req: Apples and Pears (Irish Song)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 11:50 PM

This request got lost in another thread, long, long ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Apples and Pears (Irish Song)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 01:51 AM

Since the request is 11 years old, we'll never know if we got the right song for the requester. I found this. It's not Irish, but maybe it's the song in question.


The Cockney Rhyming Slang Song
(recorded by Chas and Dave)

(Intro) For all you Diamond Geezers Out There Who Understand this Song Good Luck To Ya! We’ve been professional Cockneys now for many years singing in this pretend cockney accent when we are both from the Home Counties, So Heres A Little Tribute To Ya!!!!

Apples and pears, Apples and pears that’s all bleedin’ say
Whistle and Flute, Daisy Roots every flippin’ day.
We’ve ‘ad enough of this cockney stuff all the flamin’ time
So we’re gonna quit, and we don’t give a S___,
about this crappy cockney rhyme.

Oh We’re from the East End of London, or so we always say
But acting like real cockney’s, it really was good pay.
We’ve ’ad enough of this cockney stuff, so we’re gonna pass
And if you want any more you can stick this up you’re a___.

Apples and Pears, Whistle and flute,
Rabbit and Pork that’s all we have to sing
And words we make up to make them rhyme such as Curly Thing (It don’t really mean Pearly King)

So we’re near the end, and my friend, it’s time we must retire
Dave is going to sell fruit and veg and I’ll join an all girls choir

Oh apples and pears, apples and pears ( fade with a number of cockney rhyming slang with goodbye at the end).

Source: http://www.getalyric.com/mp3/lyrics/songs/chas_and_dave-12217/album_unknown-33143/the_cockney_rhyming_slang_song-166648/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Apples and Pears (Irish Song)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 12:13 AM

Rosalie Sorrels wrote a song called APPLES AND PEARS and recorded it on "What Does It Mean to Love?" (Green Linnet, 1994).

These words were contained in a sample at Allmusic.com:


I will bring you apples and I will bring you pears.
I will hunt and find you in your dark and secret lairs,
And you may climb up to the top of my golden stairs,
And I'll....


[but I guess that's not an "old Irish song" either.]


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Subject: ADD: Apples and Pears (Rosalie Sorrels)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 12:37 AM

Well, heck, Jim - it's a lovely song, and it sure sounds more Irish than the cockney song I posted. Here's the whole shebang, from the Rosalie Sorrels album What Does It Mean to Love?

APPLES AND PEARS
(Rosalie Sorrels)

I will bring you apples and I will bring you pears.
I will hunt and find you in your dark and secret lairs,
And you may climb up to the top of my golden stairs,
And I'll give you all my apples, love,
I'll give you all my pears.

And we can break some bread, my love, We can drink some wine;
We'll lie down by the water, Where the sun and moon do shine.
And you may never call me yours, And I'll never call you mine;
But I will always love you When and if you have the time.

And when we're growing older And our love begins to crack,
I will walk away, my dear, I never will look back;
Oh, I will dress in silk and lace, The color will be black;
I'll make believe that I'm a train And I'll go whistling down the track.

And when perhaps you think of me, Sometimes throughout the years,
You'll tell all your friends about me: There'll be laughter, maybe tears.
But I will live alone out west, Oh, I will waltz with bears,
In your dreams, I'll bring you apples; In your dreams, I'll bring you pears.

I'm guessing this is a Rosalie Sorrels song, since it's on her recording - but she has recorded songs by others, particularly by Utah Phillips.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Apples and Pears (Irish Song)
From: Anne Neilson
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 02:34 AM

The requirement for this to be an Irish song suggests to me that the original request may have been looking for the song with the lovely wee rolling tune "Do you love an apple?/ Still I love him".
There are several previous links to this with all sorts of different versions,
(Apologies for not being able to manage a clicky link).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Apples and Pears (Irish Song)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 02:45 AM

Yeah, I thought of Do You Love an Apple, too. But since the requestor posted in 1999, we may never know. I did find registration information for her, so maybe I'll e-mail her and see if this is the song she wants.
-Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Apples and Pears (Irish Song)
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 17 Nov 10 - 08:14 AM

Can't recall all the words, but if you mean the song which starts
Do you love an apple, do you love a pear
do you love a laddie with curly brown hair
Chorus something like
Still I love him, I'll be/go? with him
I'll go with him wherever he goes ?

I'm fairy sure you'll find that one on www.unitedirelandtripod.ie

If that's the one and it's not on there, mail me on crc778@aol.com. As I have a copy in my colection somewhere and I'll dig it out for you


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