Missouri State University
Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

I Give My Love A Cherry

Cat. #0876 (MFH #673) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on August 27, 1969

VERSE 1
I give my love a cherry
Without no stone
I give my love a chicken
Without no bone
I give my love a baby
With no cry'n
I told my love a story
That has no end

VERSE 2
How can there be a cherry
Without a stone
How can there be a chicken
Without no bone
How can there be a baby
With no cry'in
How can thre be a story
That has no end

VERSE 3
When a cherry is a blossom
H'it has no stone
When a chicken is a pip'in
It has no bone
When a baby is a sleep'in
There's no cry'in
When I tell you that I love you
It has no end

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