Cherry Tree Carol Lyrics

Sting


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Martha Sobaje
album: Track 12 in album If on a Winter’s Night…
release date: 2009-9-3
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length: 3:11

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When Joseph was an old man, an old man was he
He courted Virgin Mary, the queen of Galilee
He courted Virgin Mary, the queen of Galilee

When Joseph and Mary were walking one day
Here is apples and cherries so fair to behold
Here is apples and cherries so fair to behold

Then Mary spoke to Joseph so meek and so mild
"Joseph, gather me some cherries for I am with child"
"Oh Joseph, gather me some cherries for I am with child "

Then Joseph flew in anger, in anger he flew
"Oh, let the father of the baby gather cherries for you"
"Oh, let the father of the baby gather cherries for you"

So the cherry-tree bowed low down, low down to the ground
And Mary gathered cherries while Joseph stood down
And Mary gathered cherries while Joseph stood down

Then Joseph took Mary all on his right knee
Crying, "Lord, have mercy for what I have done"
Crying, "Lord, have mercy for what I have done"

When Joseph was an old man, an old man was he
He courted Virgin Mary, the queen of Galilee
He courted Virgin Mary, the queen of Galilee


Track Listing

  • 1 Gabriel's Message
  • 2 Soul Cake
  • 3 There Is No Rose of Such Virtue
  • 4 The Snow It Melts the Soonest
  • 5 Christmas at Sea
  • 6 Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
  • 7 Cold Song
  • 8 The Burning Babe
  • 9 Now Winter Comes Slowly
  • 10 The Hounds of Winter
  • 11 Balulalow
  • 12 Cherry Tree Carol
  • 13 Lullaby for an Anxious Child
  • 14 The Hurdy-Gurdy Man
  • 15 You Only Cross My Mind in Winter