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Lemon Tree

  • (Will Holt)

            Lemon tree very pretty
            And the lemon flower is sweet
            But the fruit of the poor lemon
            Is impossible to eat

    When I was just a lad of ten my father said to me
    Come here and take a lesson from the lovely lemon tree
    Don't put your faith in love my boy, My father said to me
    I fear you'll find that love is like the lovely lemon tree

    One day beneath the lemon tree my love and I did lie
    A girl so sweet that when she smiled the stars rose in the sky
    We passed that summer lost in love beneath the lemon tree
    The music of her laughter hid my father's words from me

    One day she left without a word, she took away the sun
    And in the dark she'd left behind I knew what she had done
    She'd left me for another, it's a common tale but true
    A sadder man but wiser now I sing these words to you

    (as sung by Peter Paul & Mary)

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