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Subject: Lyrics?: The Lollipop Tree
From: bhh@flash.net
Date: 20 Nov 96 - 05:55 PM

Used to sing this song when I was quite a bit younger.

'Twas the story of a young'un who planted the stick from a lollipop.

All I remember now of the words is part of the chorus:

And every day I watered it well And watched it carefully I hoped some day that stick would grow To be a Lollipop Tree

And another phrase about 'broke those icicles off, they they turned into ice cream cones'.

Thanks,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyrics?: The Lollipop Tree
From: kattrina
Date: 23 Nov 96 - 11:52 AM

One fine day in early may
I thought I'd play a trick
I went out and planted myself
A lolly lolly lolly pop stick
Eyery day I watered it well
and much to my surprise
?????????.....
A lollipop tree
Grew right before my eyes

CHORUS
Ha Ha Ha
Ho Ho Ho
What A sight to see
Under my lollipop, lollipop, lollipop
Under my lollipop tree


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Subject: Lollipop Tree Lyrics?
From:
Date: 15 Oct 97 - 09:32 PM

I was trying to impress my wife with this site..told her there is almost no song which at least someone doesn't know..She challenged me with "Find the words to a song from my childhood "My Name is Mary Make Believe"...Since 10/5, no response..so she says tonight, try "Lollipop Tree" How about it..anyone able to help me impress her with either of these?


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Subject: RE: Lollipop Tree
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 16 Oct 97 - 06:22 PM

Lollipop Tree definitely a Burl Ives. Discussed here several times the past year, but no one ever really found it. Do a forum search, putting 'lollipop' in the body box, and you will at least see the discussion.....Tiger


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Subject: ADD: Lollipop Tree^^
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 16 Oct 97 - 06:38 PM

But, what do you know? I looked again at one of my old sites and they have it now. Good site to bookmark, it's:

http://www.stairway.bc.ca/kidsongs/

Lots of kid-type songs for those who can stand them.......Tiger

Lollipop Tree

One fine day in early spring
I played a funny trick
Right in the yard behind my house,
I planted a lollipop stick

Every day I watered it well
And watched it carefully
I hoped someday my stick would grow
To be a lollipop tree

    CHORUS
    Ha, ha, ha, Ho, ho, ho
    What a place to be
    Under my lollipop, lollipop, lollipop
    Lolly, lolly, lollipop tree

Then one day I woke to find
A very lovely sight
A tree all full of lollipops
Had grown in the middle of the night

I sat beneath my lollipop tree
And looked up with a grin
And as I opened up my mouth
A lollipop popped right in

    CHORUS

The winter came, the days grew cold
As winter days will do
And on my tree, my lollipop tree
Not a single lollipop grew

On every branch an icicle hung
The leaves were bare as bones
But as I knocked those icicles off
They turned into ice cream cones

    CHORUS^^


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Subject: RE: Lollipop Tree
From: rich r
Date: 18 Oct 97 - 09:36 PM

The song is on the great Limeliters kids/adults album "Through Children's Eyes" They credit it to Ben Bruce.

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lollipop Tree
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 06:41 PM

Doesn't look to have been added to the DT.
^^ [grin - Joe O]


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Subject: RE: Lollipop Tree
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 06:55 PM

Just a question on credits: I have it on Burl Ives "A Twinkle In Your Eye" - Sony LK 63420. The credit given there is "Music and Lyrics By J.Darion and G. Kleinsinger". There are also some minor differences in the words.

BTW, I love this song - I burst into tears on my 40th birthday last year when I played it on the CD given to me as a birthday present by a friend in the US.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lollipop Tree
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 07:55 PM

Hmmm. I have the Limeliters "Through Children's Eyes," a reissue on a Folk Era CD. No songwriter attribution at all. I think I'll go with Jon's attribution information, unless somebody has other information.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lollipop Tree
From: GUEST,rcadair@theadairvillage.com
Date: 24 Feb 06 - 09:49 AM

I happen to have a copy of the original sheet music. The Lollipop Tree music was written by George Kleinsinger and Lyrics by Jo Darion. Copyright MCMLI by M. Whitmark & Sons, New York. Have fun!


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Subject: RE: Lollipop Tree
From: clueless don
Date: 24 Feb 06 - 11:56 AM

I don't own any recorded version of this, but I have a distinct memory, buried deep within my brain, of a chorus that goes something like:

Ha Ha Ha, Ho Ho Ho
what a sight to see.
Me and my lollipop, lollipop, lollipop
lollipop, lollipop tree.

Or that first line might be "Ha Ha Ha, you and me".

I may very well have heard the Burl Ives recording at an early age, accounting for the memory. I'll never know for sure!

Don


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Subject: RE: Lollipop Tree
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 24 Feb 06 - 02:41 PM

Incidentally, there is a Noel Coward song called "Mary Make Believe" - is that the one she was thinking of?

Dan Schatz


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lollipop Tree
From: GUEST,Patty
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 10:41 AM

Do you know the rest of the lyrics?

I remember:

Winter came and days grew cold as winter days will do
Then my tree my lovely tree not one little lollipop grew

I lay beneath that lovely tree and looked up with a grin
When I opened up my mouth a pop would drop right in.


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Subject: ADD: The Lollipop Tree^^^
From: Reiver 2
Date: 07 Nov 08 - 04:22 PM

I learned this from an old LP by The Limeliters, "Through Children's Eyes."

LOLLIPOP TREE^^^
(Joe Darion, lyrics; George Kleinsinger, music)

One fine day in early spring,
I played a funny trick.
Right in the yard behind our house
I planted a lollipop stick.
Then every day I watered it well
and watched it carefully.
I hoped one day that stick would grow
to be a lollipop tree.

CHORUS:
    Ah ha ha, Oh ho ho, What a place to be.
    Under my lollipop, lollipop, lollipop,*
    Lolli-lolli-lollipop tree.*
    Under my lollipop, lollipop, lollipop,*
    Lolli-lolli-lollipop tree.*

Then one day I woke to find
a very lovely sight.
A tree all full of lollipops
had grown in the dead of night.
Well, I sat beneath the wonderful tree
and looked up with a grin,
And when I opened up my mouth
a lollipop dropped right in.

CHORUS

But winter came and days grew cold
as winter days will do.
And on my tree, my lovely tree,
not one little lollipop grew. (crying sound)
From every branch an icicle hung,
the limbs were bare as bones,
But when I broke those icicles off
they turned to ice cream cones.

CHORUS (twice through)

No credits are given on the lyric sheet with the album except "By permission @ Amadeo Music" The whole album was one of my kids' favorites when they were young. Other songs on the album included This Train; The Whale; Grace Darling; Morningtown Ride; I Had A Mule; Run, Little Donkey, Run; and The Riddle Song, to name a few.

Reiver 2
    Note from Joe Offer 16 Sep 2015: This is a very accurate transcription of the recording by the Limeliters on their Through Children's Eyes album. Lead singer on the recording was Glenn Yarbrough.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8NP5g4WAVc


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Subject: ADD: Lollipop Tree (from Burl Ives)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 04:55 PM

From

http://artists.letssingit.com/burl-ives-lyrics-the-lollipop-tree-kg2wfdf

THE LOLLIPOP TREE
(Joe Darion and George Kleinsinger)

One fine day in early spring I played a funny trick
Right in the yard behind our house I planted a lollipop stick
Then every day I watered it well and watched it carefully
I hoped one day that stick would grow to be a lollipop tree

Ha ha-ha, Ho-ho-ho
What a sight to see
Me and my lollipop, lollipop, lollipop, lolli-lolli-lollipop tree

Ha-ha-ha, Ho-ho-ho
What a sight to see
He and his lollipop, lollipop, lollipop, lolli-lolli-lollipop tree

Then one day I woke to find a very lovely sight
A tree all full of lollipops had grown in the dark of the night
I sat beneath that wonderful tree and looked up with a grin
And when I opened up my mouth a pop would drop right in

Ha-ha-ha, Oh-ho-ho
What a place to be
Under a lollipop, lollipop, lollipop lolli-lolli-lollipop tree

Ha-ha-ha, Ho-ho-ho
What a sight to see
He and his lollipop, lollipop, lollipop, lolli-lolli-lollipop tree

Winter came and days grew cold as winter days will do
On my tree, my lovely tree, not one little lollipop grew
From every branch an icicle hung, the twigs were bare as bones
But when I broke the icicles off they turned to ice cream cones

Ha-ha-ha, Oh-ho-ho
How I danced with glee
Under the lollipop, lollipop, lollipop, lolli-lolli-lollipop tree

Ha-ha-ha, Ho-ho-ho
What a sight to see
He and his lollipop, lollipop, lollipop, lollipop, lollipop tree

Read more: http://artists.letssingit.com/burl-ives-lyrics-the-lollipop-tree-kg2wfdf#ixzz1kPnxEFY2
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    Note from Joe Offer 16 Sep 2015: I made a few corrections above to correct spelling and punctuation. It is an accurate transcription of the Burl Ives recording.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8NP5g4WAVc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Lollipop Tree (from Burl Ives)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 05:15 PM

I remember this from my childhood. They used to play it on Children's Favourites, with Uncle Mac


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Lollipop Tree (from Burl Ives)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 05:16 PM

I checked the Harry Fox Agency's songfile.com for this song. It's officially titled "The Lollipop Tree," written by Joe Darion and George Kleinsinger. It was recorded by Burl Ives, Ginger Sands, The Irish Rovers, Phyllis Hughes, Wayne Potash, the Limeliters, Josh White (Jr.) and others.

Cultural tidbits:
George Kleinsinger and Paul Tripp wrote the "Tubby the Tuba" song and "The Happy Clarinet," among others.

Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh wrote the songs from Man of La Mancha. Joe Offer's first actual date with a female of the opposite sex was to attend Man of La Mancha in Milwaukee....

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Lollipop Tree (from Burl Ives)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 06:17 PM

"Joe Offer's first actual date with a female of the opposite sex"

Uh, Joe, I'm havin' a hard time gettin' my head around this one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Lollipop Tree (from Burl Ives)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 06:21 PM

I'm gonna let you think on that one for a little while, 999....


She was a French girl, very nice, very pretty, lots of fun, a counselor at the summer camp where I worked. Wish I could remember her name....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Lollipop Tree (from Burl Ives)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 06:22 PM

Well, I remember her name, I just can't place her face.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lollipop Tree
From: GUEST,Sarah Ann
Date: 09 Oct 12 - 05:02 AM

The lollipop tree was a song I performed in kindergarten for the whole school, how I wound up in front of that audience I don't remember. I was a child prodigy, everything I did was blown up to extremes. We had someone who came in to play guitar and sing for us, they sang "under my lollipop tree" (which typically, I would have debated as total nonsense and the lyrics absurd) but I got excited and when it ended I jumped up and sang it back to the guitar player, full of drama and exaggeration. I got applause and was bewildered by it, thinking they were making too big a deal of something silly I actually liked without mocking it. I was known for being outspoken and correcting teachers? They didn't plan to teach us the song, but it wound up putting me in front of the microphone. I'm looking at the lyrics, I knew slightly different ones, but I notice more then one version? I miss that song, I went on to being part of the childrens division of the San Francisco opera company and the female lead singer of an all male band -along with too many other abilities and one of a kind accomplishments, as expected of normal gifted-people. I used to try singing the lollipop tree to my kids, who are gifted as well, and looked at me with eyebrows raised "lollipop tree, mom...?" not the same amusement I got from it. As a tribute, I sang it during a concert with the band after a request for "I love rock and roll", telling the audience it was for contrast. They appreciated it. HA HA HA -ho ho ho, what a sight to see? Under my lollipop tree.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lollipop Tree
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Oct 12 - 01:46 AM

I checked the song at the Harry Fox Agancy's songfile.com. This shows that "The Lollipop Tree" was written by Joe Darion and George Kleinsinger. It was recorded by Burl Ives, Ginger Sands, the Irish Rovers, Phyllis Hughes, Wayne Potash.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lollipop Tree
From: GUEST,Glenn P.
Date: 16 Sep 15 - 08:00 AM

I'm looking for information on the children's song, "The Lollipop Tree."

Great info here! Does anyone here know, or can anyone here tell me, (1) what year it was first written, and (2) who the tune's composer was?

Thanx...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Under the Lollipop Tree (from Burl Ives)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Sep 15 - 03:02 PM

Hi, Glenn-
I'm having a little trouble here, but I can tell you that Burl Ives recorded "The Lollipop Tree" in 1950. I didn't find earlier recordings, and my Burl Ives songbooks don't include the 'pop" songs he recorded. Along with comments about my love life above, you will find that the song was written by Joe Darion and George Kleinsinger.

This sheet music is dated 1951, so it looks like 1950-51 is a good date.


Ah...I found the copyright record. The recording may have come out in 1950, but the song was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office on 27 March 1951. Publisher was M. Witmark & Sons, New York. Music by George Kleinsinger, lyrics by Joe Darion.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lollipop Tree
From: GUEST,Glenn P.
Date: 23 Sep 15 - 07:55 AM

I notice that in that record, that there is a notation of "50 cents"; could it be that this be a copyright transfer rather than a record of an original copyright? Strange... Howsoever, it's true that I can find no earlier record of the song in the Copyright Office records...


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