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CHERRY TREE CAROL,THE

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CHERRY TREE CAROL

 

Well Joseph was an old man and an old man was he

And he married Mary The Queen Of Galilee.

And he married Mary The Queen Of Galilee.

 

So Joseph and Mary, walking in the garden green

Where the cherries hang heavy all on every limb.

Where the cherries hang heavy all on every limb.

 

Pick me some cherries Joseph, pick me some cherries do,

Pick me some cherries Joseph, that hang on the bough

Pick me some cherries Joseph, that hang on the bough

 

Then up spoke old Joseph, his words so unkind,

Let the man gather the cherries, that owneth thy child.

Let the man gather the cherries, that owneth thy child.

 

Then up spoke our Saviour, all in his mothers womb,

Bow down thou blessed cherry trees, so Mary may have some.

Bow down thou blessed cherry trees, so Mary may have some.

 

The very tall branches bowed down to her feet

So you can see Joseph there are cherries for me.

So you can see Joseph there are cherries for me.  

This the version I sing. I don't know  where it came from but I suspect its a mixture of a few deferent versions.