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Songs for Apple Day

GUEST,Jane Ann Liston 07 Oct 12 - 08:16 AM
open mike 06 Oct 12 - 05:48 PM
open mike 06 Oct 12 - 02:39 AM
open mike 06 Oct 12 - 02:38 AM
maeve 29 Oct 07 - 07:05 AM
Saro 29 Oct 07 - 05:47 AM
maeve 28 Oct 07 - 11:02 AM
Mrs Scarecrow 23 Oct 07 - 02:13 PM
theleveller 23 Oct 07 - 08:20 AM
maeve 23 Oct 07 - 05:50 AM
Valmai Goodyear 22 Oct 07 - 08:05 AM
maeve 21 Oct 07 - 06:21 PM
ClaireBear 21 Oct 07 - 11:27 AM
maeve 20 Oct 07 - 06:14 PM
GUEST,Dave'swife on other computer 20 Oct 07 - 08:53 AM
maeve 20 Oct 07 - 06:30 AM
Les in Chorlton 20 Oct 07 - 02:43 AM
maeve 19 Oct 07 - 04:48 PM
Mrs Scarecrow 19 Oct 07 - 02:35 PM
Ferrara 19 Oct 07 - 01:25 PM
Dan Schatz 19 Oct 07 - 12:15 PM
theleveller 19 Oct 07 - 11:19 AM
maeve 19 Oct 07 - 10:45 AM
Hollowfox 19 Oct 07 - 10:31 AM
theleveller 19 Oct 07 - 08:38 AM
topical tom 19 Oct 07 - 08:06 AM
topical tom 19 Oct 07 - 08:02 AM
maeve 19 Oct 07 - 07:49 AM
GUEST 19 Oct 07 - 07:44 AM
GUEST,Cats 19 Oct 07 - 07:06 AM
synbyn 19 Oct 07 - 05:24 AM
theleveller 19 Oct 07 - 03:34 AM
Beer 18 Oct 07 - 11:14 PM
Beer 18 Oct 07 - 11:08 PM
Desert Dancer 18 Oct 07 - 10:42 PM
McGrath of Harlow 18 Oct 07 - 07:49 PM
GUEST,Georgina Boyes 18 Oct 07 - 06:13 PM
Rumncoke 18 Oct 07 - 04:56 PM
ClaireBear 18 Oct 07 - 04:46 PM
Rumncoke 18 Oct 07 - 04:26 PM
Beer 18 Oct 07 - 04:15 PM
GUEST 18 Oct 07 - 04:14 PM
Mrs Scarecrow 18 Oct 07 - 02:36 PM
Desert Dancer 18 Oct 07 - 02:11 PM
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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: GUEST,Jane Ann Liston
Date: 07 Oct 12 - 08:16 AM

'La pomme est un fruit plein de seve', or, The Cider Song, from Planquette's 'Les Cloches de Corneville'. Roughly, 'Cider is the best drink and cures all ills'. I'm not quite sure what Nicholas and Babet are up to in the last verse, though!


La pomme est un fruit plein de sève
Et qui toujours doit nous tenter,
Car on nous dit qu'notre mère Eve
Fut la première à le goûter,
Que pour mordre au fruit défendu,
C'est dans une pomme qu'elle a mordu
C'est dans une pomme qu'elle a mordu
Est-ce dans une pomme, dans une pomme ?
Depuis le premier homme,
Tout le monde en convient,
Et c'est d'là que l'cidre nous vient

Vive le cidre de Normandie,
Rien ne fait sauter comme ça
Et cette tisane-là
Guérit toute maladie

Des pommes j'connais les prouesses,
On dit dans je n'sais quel pays
Que, de leurs charmes, trois déesses
Ont fait juge le berger Pâris.
On ne dit pas certainement
Que Pâris était un Normand
Que Pâris était un Normand.
Mais sans une pomme, sans une pomme,
Jamais c'pauvre jeune homme,
Tout à fait inconnu
N'aurait vu rien de c'qu'il a vu.

C'est dans l'pays d'oùsse que nous sommes,
Que, monté sur un tabouret,
Le beau Nicolas j'tait des pommes
Dans le tablier de Babet
A chaque pomme, Babet se haussait,
Ça faisait craquer son corset.
Ça faisait craquer son corset.
Et l'beau jeune homme, l'beau jeune homme,
En lançant chaque pomme,
Disait : C'est merveilleux,
Je n'en jette qu'une et j'en vois deux.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: open mike
Date: 06 Oct 12 - 05:48 PM

Apple songs
JohnnyAppleseed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Appleseed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IASrP1-DulU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_IrdS-zu48
Christopher Smith..Applesauce love song.. Sweet River Grace
Wathcing Apples Grow..Stan Rogers.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POlMKesby1g
http://lyrics.wikia.com/Stan_Rogers:Watching_The_Apples_Grow
Gathering time.. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/gatheringtime1
Malvina Reynolds via Rosalee Sorrels
If You Love Me
Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1974 Schroder Music Company, renewed 2002.

If you love me, if you love, love, love me,
Plant a rose for me.
And if you think you'll love me for a long, long time,
Plant an apple tree.
The sun will shine, the wind will blow,
The rain will fall and the tree will grow,
And whether you comes, or whether you goes,
I'll have an apple, and I'll have a rose,
Lovely to bite, and nice to my nose.
And every juicy nibble will be
A sweet reminder of the time you loved me
And planted a rose for me,
And an apple tree.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SlNLKECiQA


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: open mike
Date: 06 Oct 12 - 02:39 AM

In a town near here they are celebrating Johnny Appleseed Days this weekend!


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: open mike
Date: 06 Oct 12 - 02:38 AM

I am looking for songs about apples for a radio show. Stan Rogers had one Watching the Apples grow, Kate Wolf had one the Lilac Bush and the Apple Tree. A new c.d. has lots of apple songs....Gathering Time...the songs are about apples, Red and Gold, cider and more...and a Calif. songwriter Christopher Smith has a beautiful love song about Applesauce ...got any others//>??


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: maeve
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 07:05 AM

Saro, I love it! Thank you for posting it here on theleveller's Songs for Apple Day thread. I've sent you a PM.

maeve


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Subject: Lyr Add: COTTAGE GARDEN TREES
From: Saro
Date: 29 Oct 07 - 05:47 AM

Maeve, here's an apple tree song for you, inspired by the information that builders in England who were building terraces (row houses) often planted a fruit tree in the garden....
BY the way did you get the copy of Keep you in Peace I sent you? I need your postal address to send a CD with Bay of Fundy!
Love
Saro

Cottage Garden Trees
© Sarah Morgan June 2004

The man who planned these cottages he issued a command
That houses built for working folk should each one have some land
And they built them strong and sturdily, and best of all to me,
They gave each one a garden, they gave each one a tree.
They gave each one a garden, they gave each one a tree.

They planted them with skilful hand, they planted them with care,
A tree or two for every plot, an apple or a pear.
To keep the people in good heart, for the sake of all the land
And still in our cottage gardens those fine old fruit trees stand.
And still in our cottage gardens those fine old fruit trees stand.

With radishes and cabbages, with brussel sprouts and swedes,
The garden fed our family through times of greatest need
And when the Autumn it came on the harvest it was sweet
When branches rich with ripened fruit hung bending to our feet.
When branches rich with ripened fruit hung bending to our feet.

In winter we'd wassail our trees that they might fruitful be
And in Springtime they'd reward us with blossom fair to see
And on an summer Sunday, when the long week's work was done
We'd sit and rest beneath the boughs, all shaded from the sun.
We'd sit and rest beneath the boughs, all shaded from the sun.

Maybe dark days are drawing on, our human race is run,
And in flood or fire or famine we'll see our ending come
But while I've strength of heart or hand, I will not yet despair
While I can tend one plot of land and make one garden fair

And I will plant for a future time, for a time I shall not see
For my children and their children, I'll plant an apple tree.
For my children and their children, I'lll plant an apple tree.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: maeve
Date: 28 Oct 07 - 11:02 AM

Can anyone help Mrs. Scarecrow with posting her tune?

maeve


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 23 Oct 07 - 02:13 PM

Maeve I'm glad your apple day went well. Unfortunatley I'm not very good with computers and have no idea how to post my tune. I have it on CD so I'm sure it is possible if someone would like to tell me


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: theleveller
Date: 23 Oct 07 - 08:20 AM

Maeve, we didn't organise the music, we just had mates from the folk club round to sing - it's what we usually do at parties. I have to say, there weren't many songs with an actual apple theme - let's just say lots of songs inspired by the cider. Anyway, it was a beautiful autumn day and we say outside for most of the time and just sang, drank and ate. Brilliant! Hey, we could come over to Maine next year and play for you (I wish!).


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: maeve
Date: 23 Oct 07 - 05:50 AM

Mrs. Scarecrow- Might we know your tune for your wassail?

The leveller- I'd like to see the tunes for your apple songs, as well.

Our Apple Day went well, and included antique apple identification, an antique apple display, and an apple tasting table. Many us brought in apples in need of identification, picked from local trees. We're hopeful that we'll be grafting two of our finds to sell in 2009. We're also looking for scions for the old Sops o' Wine apple.

What we didn't have was music. TL, how did you organize the music for your Apple Day? I'd like to see what we could do to add music to next year's Apple Day in Maine.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 22 Oct 07 - 08:05 AM

Bob Kenward of Kent has written a superb song about different varieties of apple. It starts off

'Good apple, she's my heart's delight,
I'll pick no peach or pear,
And pippin she's the queen of all
And that I do declare'.

I think you could find him by Googling on Kent Folk. He's a good singer and writer of songs in the traditional style.

Tootle pip,

Valmai (Lewes, Sussex)


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: maeve
Date: 21 Oct 07 - 06:21 PM

Thanks, Claire, I'm glad you responded to that bit of drift. Thomas Jefferson also liked that one the best, and was also frustrated in his attempts to grow it well in Virginia, for the same reason.

I've begun a new thread down below, Your Favorite Antique Apple Trees, for anyone else who'd like to post about apples rather than songs about apples. This thread's too much fun to interrupt! If no one minds, I'll copy/paste the last few posts dealing with apple growing and favorite varieties, to set the mood. So: Les, Ferrara, Dave's Wife, ClaireBear- anyone mind?

maeve


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: ClaireBear
Date: 21 Oct 07 - 11:27 AM

Maeve, may I answer that antique apple question too? The best apple I've ever tasted was a Spitzenberg. We've tried to grow them here in our orchard, but coastal northern California is not cold enough to give the aples their distinctive tang. Maine should be just about perfect! (The variety was developed in New York, I've read.)

Claire


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: maeve
Date: 20 Oct 07 - 06:14 PM

Guest Dave's Wife- What old apples do you especially miss? We're beginning an orchard here in Maine and are interested in varieties people remember from an earlier time in their lives.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: GUEST,Dave'swife on other computer
Date: 20 Oct 07 - 08:53 AM

this puts me in mind to go to the Farmers market this afternoon and get some lovely apples to make an Eve's Pudding!

Being in Los Angeles, the only way to find really good old varieties of apples is to go to a farmer's market. The ones in the stores are nice but they are all mostly new varieties and come from japan or New Zeland. nothing wrong tose apples mind you but they just aren't quite the same as heirloom varities with more dappled skins and less perfect shapes. Back East in new York, we had a wider selection of old types which I miss.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: maeve
Date: 20 Oct 07 - 06:30 AM

Les in Chorlton- No, apples are not indigenous to North America. Only certain species of crabapple were here, and it seems they were all so sour/bitter the Native Americans didn't make much use of them. With the coming of European settlers, apples were introduced. Since the earliest colonists could only bring apple seeds (rather than bare root stock or scions) each seed planted produced a new variety. Over the years trees with good fruit were kept and reproduced via grafts.

I believe that the Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is found here exclusively, although it has relatives elsewhere. The American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) is another that's native to N. Am while having relatives in other parts of the world. I'm guessing that Prickly Pear Cactus is another native. Tomatoes, of course are fruits native to South America.

Dan Schatz- Thanks for that reminder about Jan's apple song. She was a member of our chorus, and Nick is a wonderful Maine luthier and musician as well as a friend.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Oct 07 - 02:43 AM

Are apples indigenous to the US?

What other fruit are found in the US that are not found elsewhere in the world?


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: maeve
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 04:48 PM

Ferrara- What in particular do you like about the Nittany apple? We haven't seen that one here at all.

More songs, more songs
More songs to cheer us all.
Give us a tune and some tasty old songs
To sing to our good apple trees in the fall.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 02:35 PM

Wassail lovely Apple tree
Grow thee well, bare thee well
tonight we've come to sing to thee
May your boughs be heavy laden

And we hope this coming year
Grow...etc
Barrels of apples you will bare
May your.....

Give us apples for our pie (refrain1)
And some for cider when we're dry (refrain2)

Give us apples for our sauce (refrain1)
And some to eat as we cook of course (refrain 2)

And you the master of these trees (ref 1)
a silver sixpence if you please (ref2)

May all the trees here in this fold ( r1)
Be blessed with fruit red green or gold (r2)

And that is all we've come to say (r1)
Wassail good tree till that autumn day
When your boughs are heavy laden.

I sang it to the trees on my allotment in January and they have done very well but I think the wet summer and warm autumn have more to do with it.
Ann


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Ferrara
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 01:25 PM

My mom used to sing the first verse of "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree."

Not trad, but I still like "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White."

Just got back from an Apple Weekend in southwest Virginia. Sigh.... There was a 15-degree frost in mid April and all the buds froze so there were no home grown apples this year.

I think I was still finding Winesaps a couple of years ago, haven't checked lately. I do enjoy many of the new varieties, mostly Pink Lady, Gala (if locally grown they are fantastic) and Nittany. Nittany is the hardest to find.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Dan Schatz
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 12:15 PM

Oh gosh! It's a Macintosh
Squash it into applesauce
Golden delicious apples
Northern Spy, Granny Smith
Lip-smackin' Pippins with cheese -
How do you like them apples?

- Jan Harmon, Applesauce
recorded by Nick Apollonio

Dan Schatz


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: theleveller
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 11:19 AM

Just found this. Not sure if it has a tune. Might just have to very quickly write (or steal) one.

The Apple's Song
Tap me with your finger,
rub me with your sleeve,
hold me, sniff me, peel me
curling round and round
till I burst out white and cold
from my tight red coat
and tingle in your palm

as if I'd melt and breathe
a living pomander
waiting for the minute
of joy when you lift me
to your mouth and crush me
and in taste and fragrance
I race through your head
in my dizzy dissolve.

I sit in the bowl
in my cool corner
and watch you as you pass
smoothing your apron.
Are you thirsty yet?
My eyes are shining.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: maeve
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 10:45 AM

So bump those apple songs back to the top
We must have more songs; it's too early to stop!

maeve


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Hollowfox
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 10:31 AM

Apple Picker's Reel (in DT) is nice, although not British.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: theleveller
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 08:38 AM

One of the songs I will be singing is one I wrote called 'The Oak and the Apple' bemoaning the loss, first of our ancient woodlands, then of our old orchards. It was inspired by one of the founders of Common Ground, the late Roger Deakin, who was an old friend of mine. Roger died last August, aged only 63, of a brain tumour. For those of you who haven't yet discovered Roger's work, I heartily recommend his two books: 'Waterlog', about wild swimming around the UK, and the new one that he finished just before his death: 'Wildwood'. These are absolute masterpieces of modern nature writing. You can also find out more about Roger in Robert MacFarlane's fine book 'The Wild Places'. Roger was also a broadcaster and film maker and contributed to the compendium 'England in Particular', published by Commn Ground's sister organisation of the same name


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: topical tom
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 08:06 AM

Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me
Anyone else but me, anyone else but me, no, no, no
Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me
'Til I come marchin' home

/ G - GC G / D - GC GD / G - GC G / D - G - /

Don't go walkin' down Lovers' Lane with anyone else but me
Anyone else but me, anyone else but me, no, no, no
Don't go walkin' down Lovers' Lane with anyone else but me
'Til I come marchin' home

I just got word from a guy who heard
From the guy next door to me
The girl he met just loves to pet
And it fits you to a T
So, don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me
'Til I come marchin' home

/ C - / GD G / Em - / D - / G - GC G / D - G - /

Don't give out with those lips of yours to anyone else but me
Anyone else but me, anyone else but me, no, no, no
Watch those girls on foreign shores, you'll have to report to me
When you come marchin' home

Don't hold anyone on your knee, you better be true to me
You better be true to me, you better be true to me
Don't hold anyone on your knee, you're gettin' the third degree
When you come marchin' home

You're on your own where there is no phone
And I can't keep tabs on you
Be fair to me, I'll guarantee
This is one thing that I'll do
I won't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but you
'Til you come marchin' home

Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me
I know the apple tree is reserved for you and me
And I'll be true 'til you come marchin' home

/ G - GC G / D - D7 - / A - D7 - G - GC G /

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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: topical tom
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 08:02 AM

Beer:   Of course you know the song "When it's Apple Blossom Time in Annapolis Valley".The version I've heard is the same as GUEST posted.The other song Very old) goes

       dON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE WITH ANYONE ELSE BUT ME, NO NO NO
       ANYONE ELSE BUT ME NO NO NO ANYONE ELSE BUT ME NO NO NO


    Those are the only words I remember! I'm sure the rest can be found by googling or from a Mudcatter.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: maeve
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 07:49 AM

Oops! Sorry, that last GUEST was me, having lost my cooky.

maeve


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 07:44 AM

Q- For a wonderfully rich (American) source of old apple varieties (along with a multitude of other fruit trees) take a look at Fedco Trees , PO Box 520, Waterville, ME 04903-0520 (Link below.) We've bought many trees, perennials, potatoes, ans seeds there, and have always been pleased. The 2008 catalog apple list includes Winesap. Feel free to send me a PM if you have any questions about them.

Fedco Trees cooperative: Click on the link & select "Trees "


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: GUEST,Cats
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 07:06 AM

Annie, I think you should post your wassail. Kathy


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: synbyn
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 05:24 AM

I've written 2: Sweet Pippin- recorded by Tundra on A Kentish Garland, which praises all varieties wxcept Golden Delicious and The Appling song, recently written, which takes you through the fruitsman's year... as sung at the Deal Festival this year...


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: theleveller
Date: 19 Oct 07 - 03:34 AM

Wow! THanks for all the great suggestions.

Rumncoke suggest wassailling - we do that on twelfth night - 5th January. Custom says that you should fire shotguns and bang pots and pans - Shotguns in the hands of drunken revellers has been frowned on (not least by my eldest son who is a police firearms officer)so we just do the pans and dustbin lids etc., pour cider on the roots of the 'queen' tree (a large Bramley)and hang toast dipped in cider in the branches.

Apple Day is a way of promoting the many different and old varieties of apples that are fast disappearing. What the posts here suggest is a real fondness and nostalgia for apple trees, both in the UK and across the pond. I planted my own small orchard of about 10 trees myself and have loved watching them grow over the years. It's my favourite place to go and sit in any season - the 'genius loci' really seems to live there. Strangely, someone told me recently that there was an orchard there many years ago but it had been grubbed up.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Beer
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 11:14 PM

Hay Becky?? Just finished writing to someone in Auzie land and now you from Tucson.   San Francisco right?
Mudcat is great.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Beer
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 11:08 PM

Thanks for that Becky. I tried singing your words to my submission but it don't fit. Guess they are two different songs.
Wonder where topical tom is? His title is also different that mine. Wonder if he has a different song as well.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 10:42 PM

Beer(adrien),

Mine's pretty different -- just a fragment of summer-camp or college-song doggerel, covering various fruity topics. And, surprisingly, I don't find it here in full...

Oh, it's apple blossom time in Orange, New Jersey, we'll make a peach of a pear.

Oh, you cantelope in a banana wagon, or you'll mango your toe.

(I learned another verse or finisher once upon a time, but didn't retain it, unfortunately.)

~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 07:49 PM

Apple Day? There's already a traditional Oak Apple Day, May 29th, and has been for hundreds of years. With associated customs - for example in Great Wishford near Wilton in Wiltshire.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: GUEST,Georgina Boyes
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 06:13 PM

Normandy Orchards?
And June Tabor's got a whole album called 'Apple'


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Rumncoke
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 04:56 PM

A happy synchronisity.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: ClaireBear
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 04:46 PM

Rumncoke, that's amazing -- I had assumed you were correcting my faulty memory (for example, I am fairly sure in retrospect that your "What you please to give us" is what was in the recording I had; my memory is the problem).

It never occurred to me that you and I were typing at the same time.
My oh my!


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Rumncoke
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 04:26 PM

Wow Clairebear and I must have been typing at almost the same moment - almost the same words but not from the same source - I don't have recordings.

I have only two apple trees and a goosebery bush, a grape vine and some currant bushes, but I will go out and wassail them, just for the continuity.

The apple crop is so heavy this year that is is breaking the branches, so it must work.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Beer
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 04:15 PM

Guest is me Beer(adrien)


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN IT'S APPLE BLOSSOM TIME IN ANNAPOLIS
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 04:14 PM

Don't Know Desert Dancer but here is a paste of the one I know.

There's a valley leading down from the great Atlantic
to the westward where all beauty can be found.
Many years I've lived amongst the glory found there,
and to the world I wish this message known.

When it's apple blossom time in Annapolis Valley,
where all nature is in bloom to beautify;
When it's apple blossom time in Annapolis Valley,
where God's hand has made a land of Paradise.

There's a place that's dear to me in Annapolis Valley,
it's a little dream home nestled 'mongst the hills.
Silv'ry moonbeams dancing across the golden blossoms,
it brings back fondest memories to me.

When evening shadows fall on Annapolis Valley,
and sweet perfume from the blossoms fills the air,
There's no other place for me 'cause I'm so happy,
where nature has built beauty to compare.

Composed - By "ALBERTA SLIM" 1948 KENTVILLE. N.S.
AND SUNG AT THE "KENTVILLE APPLE BLOSSOM
FESTIVAL"


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Mrs Scarecrow
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 02:36 PM

I have a wassail song on my latest CD 'Annie's going to sing a song'
I can put the words here if anyon eis interested but dont know how to put the tune. May be I should give some thought to a specific Apple day song.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 02:11 PM

Beer, is that the same one I know as "When it's apple blossom time in Orange, New Jersey"??

~ Becky now in Tucson, formerly of the Garden State


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Snuffy
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 02:09 PM

Apple Day Song, which (in Warwickshire at least) was 7th October.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 01:57 PM

Sipping cider through a straw
Dead dog cider
Appleseed John by New Christy Minstrals
I love an apple I love a pear
John McC. about ??was it him..if you love me plant an apple tree


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Q
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 01:43 PM

Some 19th c. apple songs-

Where the Apple Praties Grow
Solon Shingle and His Great Apple-sass Case
A Little More cider
I'll Be with You in Apple Blossom Time
The Sour Apple Tree
Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider
In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
Old Apple Tree in the Orchard
All Around the Green Apple Tree
Apple Blossoms
Under the Old Apple Tree
Down by the Blooming Apple Tree
Burst Ye Apple Buds
Apple of My Eye
Apple Song- Chanson du cidre
Up to the Apple Boughs Down in the Clover

The above are in American Memory.


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Beer
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 01:38 PM

Don't know that one topical tom, but I do know "When it's Apple Blossom Time in Annapolis Valley".
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: Q
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 01:29 PM

I greatly miss the old Winesap, which disappeared long ago. It was our preferred variety for pies, and I liked a strong, sharp apple so it was my personal favorite for eating. They were good keepers too.

The new variety which seems to be known by several names- Pink Lady, Cripps pink, Braeburn, etc., is not bad for eating, but I am still nostalgic for Winesaps.
I used to like the old Golden Delicious, but they seem to have lost flavor- not the same as the ones I remember from childhood.

Does anyone know of a nursery in Canada or U. S. where old varieties can be found?


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Subject: RE: Songs for Apple Day
From: topical tom
Date: 18 Oct 07 - 01:13 PM

" Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree With any else but Me "(an old chestnut but one which goes to the core of love)

" When it's Apple-picking Time in Annapolis Valley"

   Just a couple of seeds to sow for music and Nature.


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