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Cherry Tree Carol Joseph was an old man, An old man was he, He wedded Virgin Mary, The Queen of Galilee (2x) As Joseph and Mary Walked through an orchard green, There were apples and cherries Plenty to be seen. Mary spoke to Joseph So meek and so mild Joseph, gather me some chrries For I am with child. Then Joseph flew in anger, In anger he flew; Let the father of the baby Gather cherries for you. Jesus spoke a few words, And a very few words spoke he, My mother wants some cherries, Bend over, cherry tree! The cherry tree bowed down, It was low to the ground; And Mary gathered cherries While Joseph stood around. Then Joseph took Mary All on his left knee; Saying: Lord have mercy upon me For what I have done. Then Joseph took Mary All on his right knee; Pray tell me, little baby, When your birthday shall be. On the sixth day of January My birthday shall be, When the stars and the elements Shall tremble with fear. DS
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