Cherry Tree, The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, a cherry tree's a pretty tree When it is in full bloom; And so is a handsome young man When he a-courting goes." The young man claims to be well to do, and wins the girl; now she finds herself poor, with no land and no home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1968
KEYWORDS: courting marriage poverty promise lie
FOUND IN: Australia
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Meredith/Anderson, pp. 169-170, "The Cherry Tree" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #2947
RECORDINGS:
Eddie Butcher, "I Long For To Get Married" (on IREButcher02)
NOTES: Whether this has anything to do with the folklore associating the cherry tree with female sexuality I do not know. But I mention it because it might. - RBW
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File: MA169

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