Old Apple Tree Oh, the old apple tree in the orchard Lives in my memory It reminds me of my pappy He was handsome, young and happy When he planted the old apple tree. Then one day pappy took Mrs. Norton Out on a jamboree When he brought her home at sunup Mr. Norton raised his gun up And he chase pappy up in the tree. When the neighbors came after poor pappy Up in the tree was he. So they took a rope and strung him By the neck until they hung him By the branch of the old apple tree. Chorus: Say goodbye (echo) Say goodbye (echo) Say goodbye to the old apple tree Put the apples in a basket Cut the tree down for a casket Cause he died on the old apple tree. Say goodbye (echo) Say goodbye (echo) Say goodbye to the old apple tree If poor pappy had'a knowed it He surely wouldn't growed it Cause he died on the old apple tree. KL oct99
Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!