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The cherry tree carol (aka as joseph was a-walking)

by Iris Dement. Buy album CD: Other Songs HO - Y

[Performed on "The Soul of Christmas" TV special]

Joseph was an old man and an old man was he,
and he has married Mary, the queen of Galilee,
and he has married Mary, the queen of Galilee

As Joseph and Mary walked in the garden green,
where the cherries hung heavy on every limb

"Pick me some cherries, Joseph,
pick me some cherries, do,
pick me some cherries, Joseph,
that grow on the bough"

But up spoke old Joseph with his words so unkind:
"Let the man gather the cherries that owneth the child"

Then up spoke our Saviour all in his mother's womb:
"Bow down, thou lofty cherry tree, that Mary may have some"
The very top branches bowed down to her feet
"Now you can see, Joseph, there are cherries for me"

As Joseph was walking he heard an angel sing
"This night shall be the birth time of Christ, the heavenly King

He neither shall be born in house nor in hall
nor in the place of paradise but in an ox's stall
He neither shall be clothed in purple nor in pall
but in the fair white linen that's used in babies all
He neither shall be rocked in silver nor in gold
but in a wooden manger that resteth on the mould

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  2. I miss a lot of trains
  3. I still miss someone
  4. I'll Take My Sorrow Straight
  5. I'm out to try my hand at love again
  6. I'm still in love with you
  7. In spite of ourselves
  8. J'ai besoin de mon garçon français (aka french boy)
  9. Jambalaya
  10. Keep on the sunny side
  11. Let's invite them over
  12. Living on the inside
  13. Love abides
  14. Mexican home
  15. Mom And Dad's Waltz
  16. Nobody gonna love on me no more
  17. On the wings of a dove
  18. Over the garden wall
  19. Pack up your sorrows
  20. Pretty saro
  21. That's the way love goes
  22. The cherry tree carol
  23. The cherry tree carol (aka as joseph was a-walking)
  24. The heart tells the story
  25. The old rugged cross
  26. The train carrying jimmie rodgers home
  27. The train carrying jimmy rodgers home
  28. The unclouded day
  29. There's A Wall In Washington
  30. Wayfarin' stranger
  31. We could
  32. Wheels of love
  33. When i was yours
  34. When My Mornin' Comes Around
  35. Where the soul of man never dies
  36. Whispering pines
  37. Wildwood flower
  38. You've Done Nothing Wrong


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