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Lyr Req: I Found a Peach in Orange New Jersey

GUEST,leef 08 Aug 02 - 11:09 AM
Sorcha 08 Aug 02 - 11:23 AM
Fortunato 08 Aug 02 - 02:25 PM
Jim Dixon 10 Aug 02 - 01:14 PM
Genie 10 Aug 02 - 01:47 PM
GUEST,tunafish 07 Aug 10 - 10:29 PM
MGM·Lion 08 Aug 10 - 12:45 AM
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Subject: I had a Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: GUEST,leef
Date: 08 Aug 02 - 11:09 AM

I'm looking for the lyrics to a song that goes something like "I had a Peach in Orange New Jersey/ in apple blossom time./ It was a great big silvery moon/ and the place i went I would go back soon./ She had strawberry lips and blueberry eyes/ that made me feel divine/ ....

Does anyone know this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Aug 02 - 11:23 AM

I found this, which is not complete, and several references to it that say Harold Spina, 1940.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: Fortunato
Date: 08 Aug 02 - 02:25 PM

Looks like a fun little number... hope it turns up here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Aug 02 - 01:14 PM

The correct info is:
"I Found a Peach in Orange New Jersey (In Apple Blossom Time)"
Lyric by Edward Heyman
Music by Harold Spina
© 1942 (Renewed) Edwin H. Morris & Company, A Division of MPL Communications, Inc.

The web site of the Monterey Bay Area Cooperative Library System says you can order a copy of the sheet music through your local public library. (Sounds too good to be true; they have a huge collection.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: Genie
Date: 10 Aug 02 - 01:47 PM

There was another song, with very similar lyric, that contained the line:

"When it's apple blossom time in Orange County,
You know we'll make a peach of a pair."

Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Found a Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: GUEST,tunafish
Date: 07 Aug 10 - 10:29 PM

I had someone sign this to me years/decades ago. He was from New York, worked in the UPS Maspeth Hub. I remember "When it's apple blossom time in Orange, New Jersey, Honeydew be mine." I wish I could remember the rest of it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Found a Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 12:45 AM

The song adduced by Genie above is very similar to the snatch sung by Danny Kaye [lyrics by Sylvia Fine] in the "Manic-Depressive Pictures Present" cinema-foyer song in his first film, "Up In Arms" ~~ an intentional travesty of the sort of song one would expect to hear sung in a Hollywood musical of the time: "When it's apple-blossom time in Orange New Jersey, We'll make a peach of a pair ['pear']; Oh I know we can't elope ['canteloupe'], but honey do be mine..."

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Found a Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: GUEST,Bob Magnus
Date: 02 Dec 10 - 08:06 PM

I found a peach in Orange New Jersey in apple blossom time,

There was a great big lemony moon,

And the date I picked I'll pick again soon . . .


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Found a Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Jan 11 - 11:27 AM

Still no one with the lyrics?!

I used to have an old 78rpm record of this song until it fell off of my bed. It names probably 2 dozen fruits. Unfortunately when that record fell off of my bed, so did Der Fuhrer's Face!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Found a Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: GUEST,iggy
Date: 06 Nov 11 - 04:49 AM

we had the 78 when i was a kid and remember the lyrics:

i found a peach in orange new jersey in apple blossom time
there was a great big lemony moon
and the date i picked. i'll pick again soon
blueberry eyes, strawberry lips
made me feel sub-lime
and in the precious midnight air
everybody said, as they stopped to stare
aren't you the perfect pear
Oh, I found a peach in orange new jersey in apple blossom time

you can have your tangerines, your mangoes down in new orleans, and all the papaya in hawaii. you can take a trip to tripoli for melon, you can look around you can stop and shop but i found the pick of the crop
when i found a peach in orange new jersey in apple blossom time


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Found a Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 06 Nov 11 - 10:42 AM

And then there was the Hoosier Hot Shots' "I Found a Lemon in the Garden of love, Where I Heard Only Peaches Grow"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Found a Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 06 Nov 11 - 08:09 PM

Thanks, Iggy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Found a Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 18 May 12 - 07:47 PM

I have to confess that I have an actual 78 rpm record of that ridiculous song. The lyrics reported here are correct.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Found a Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: GUEST,sgk
Date: 27 May 12 - 07:51 AM

I have additional lyrics and slightly different version , don't know the source.

I found a peach in Orange, New Jersey in apple blossom time
There was a great big lemony moon
and the date i picked. i'll pick again soon
Blueberry eyes, strawberry lips
made me feel sub-lime
And in the lucious midnight air
everybody said, as they stop and stared
"Orange" you a sugary pear
I found a peach in Orange, New Jersey in apple blossom time

You can have your tangerines, your mangoes down in New Orleans,
or all of the papaya in "Hawaii-a".
You can even have a half an avacado ..
Apricots and Honey-dew and everything from Kalamazoo
The State of California prunes that grow as big as toy balloons or
take a trip to Tripoli for melon,
You can row to Rome and home and roam again,
You can look around you can stop and shop but i found the pick of the crop
when i found a peach in Orange, New Jersey in apple blossom time


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Found a Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: Elmore
Date: 27 May 12 - 12:51 PM

If anybody wants to hear this song, They can go to Kim Wallach's website, and purchase her album "Paddle on the Rahway" for 15 bucks. They'll be getting an excellent album by a fine singer.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Found a Peach in Orange New Jersey
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Aug 12 - 11:04 PM

Found a VCR tape of my late uncle singing the song on July 4, 1995, and am going to post it up on youtube shortly...just have to transfer from VCR tape to digital...


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