“The Cherry Tree”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1968
Keywords: courting marriage poverty promise lie
Found in: Australia

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

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

References

  1. Meredith/Anderson, pp. 169-170, "The Cherry Tree" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2947
  3. BI, MA169