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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* x2
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 passed that summer lost in love beneath the lemon tree,
The music of her laughter hid my fathers words from me.
One day she left without a word
She took away the sun
And in the dark she'd left behind I knew what she had done.
She'd left me for another, it's a common tale but true.
A sadder man but wiser now I sing these words to you;
lemon tree... lemon tree.. lemon tree... lemon tree
submitted by Lynn
corrected by Danny on November 23th, 2004
written by Holt, Will
copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc., Emi Music Publishing
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