Digital Tradition Mirror

Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree
(Will Holt)

When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me
Come here and take a lesson from the lovely lemon tree
Don't put your faith in love, my boy, my father said to me
I fear you'll find that love is like the lovely lemon tree

  Lemon tree, very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet
  But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat

One day beneath the lemon tree, my love and I did lie
A girl so sweet that when she smiled, the stars rose in the sky
We past that summer lost in love beneath the lemon tree
The music of her laughter hid my fathers word from me

One day she left without a word, she took away the sun
And in the dark she left behind I knew what she had done
She left me for another, it's a common tale but true
A sadder man, but wiser, now I sing these words to you

copyright Will Holt

Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!

Contents: ? A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Main Page