June Apple Wish I was a june apple Hanging on a tree Everytime my true love pass Take a bite of me Take a bite of me my love Take a bite of me Everytime my true love pass take a bite of me. You ride the old grey mare I'll ride the roan You get there before I do Leave my gal alone Train on the island Heard that whistle blow Thought I heard my true love say Yonder comes my beau Going 'cross the mountain I'm going in a swing And when I get to the other side I'll hear my true love sing. Don't you hear that banjo sing I wish that gal was mine Can't you hear that banjo sing I wish that gal was mine. Charlie he's a nice young man Charlie he's a dandy Charlie he's a nice young man Feeds the girls on candy. Goin down to the river to feed my sheep Going down to the river Charlie Going down to the river to feed my sheep Feed them on Barley. The following set of lyrics to "June Apple" appear on the album: Straight Furrows In Uneven Ground by Sue & Andy Kardos and Ann Ragan (Hoehandle Records 001). In the liner notes they state that it is a dance tune popular in southwestern Virginia and the border area of North Carolina. They add that it has many variants and claim to have heard a French version, "Pomme de Juin". RR + BS apr00
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