Chords and Lyrics for The Cherry Tree Carol
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Traditional Music Traditional Lyrics VERSE 1 G C D Joseph was an old man, G C G D G An old man was he, D7 G D He married sweet Mary, G Am G D G The queen of Galilee. VERSE 2 G C D As they went a-walking, G C G D G In the garden so gay, D7 G D Maid Mary spied cherries, G Am G D G Hanging over yon tree. VERSE 3 G C D Mary said to Joseph, G C G D G With her sweet lips so mild, D7 G D "Pluck those cherries, Joseph, G Am G D G For to give to my child." VERSE 4 G C D "O then," replied Joseph, G C G D G With words so unkind, D7 G D "I will pluck no cherries, G Am G D G For to give to thy child." VERSE 5 G C D Mary said to cherry tree, G C G D G "Bow down to my knee, D7 G D That I may pluck cherries, G Am G D G By one, two, and three." ADDITIONAL VERSES VERSE 6 The uppermost sprig then Bowed down to her knee, "Thus you may see, Joseph, These cherries are for me." VERSE 7 "O eat your cherries, Mary, O eat your cherries now, O eat your cherries, Mary, That grow upon the bough." VERSE 8 As Joseph was a-walking He heard Angels sing, "This night there shall be born Our heavenly King." VERSE 9 "He neither shall be born, In house nor in hall, Nor in the place of Paradise, But in an ox-stall. VERSE 10 "He shall not be clothed In purple nor pall; But all in fair linen, As wear babies all. VERSE 11 "He shall not be rocked, In silver nor gold, But in a wooden cradle That rocks on the mould. VERSE 12 "He neither shall be christened In milk nor in wine, But in pure spring-well water Fresh sprung from Bethine." VERSE 13 Mary took her baby, She dressed Him so sweet, She laid Him in a manger All there for to sleep. VERSE 14 As she stood over Him, She heard Angels sing, "Oh! bless our dear Saviour, Our heavenly King."
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|Banjo||A Minor C Major D Major D7 G Major|
|Guitar||A Minor C Major D Major D7 G Major|
|Mandolin||A Minor C Major D Major D7 G Major|
|Piano||A Minor C Major D Major D7 G Major|
|Ukulele||A Minor C Major D Major D7 G Major|
Sheet Music for The Cherry Tree Carol
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