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I Gave My Love a Cherry

This song is by Josh White and appears on the album Ballads and Blues (1946).

This song is a cover of "Riddle Song" by Burl Ives.
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I Gave My Love a Cherry
I gave my love a cherry
That had no stone
I gave my love a chicken
That had no bone
I told my love a story
That had no end
I gave my love a baby
With no crying

How can there be a cherry
That has no stone?
And how can there be a chicken
That has no bone?
And how can there be a story
That has no end?
And how can there be a baby
With no crying?

A cherry when it's blooming
It has no stone
A chicken when in the shell
It has no bone
The story of how I love you
It has no end
A baby when it's sleeping
It's no crying

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