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May 11, 2021 - 11:01:01 AM
562 posts since 10/4/2018

I learned a song when I was a kid that gets into my head and I can't get past the first two lines. the words are:

I chopped down the cherry tree, I can not tell a lie

I chopped down the cherry tree, it almost made me cry.

Those are the words and the notes follow the syllables, the first line is:

|g g g a| b b b b| a g a b| g...| you can sing it all quarter notes with a whole note on the last note.

then,

|b b b c|d d d b|aaab|a...|

and that's all I can remember. I can't find anything online, I am not sure of the title and have no idea wear I learned it. Could be the Boy Scouts or school, it seems to be patriotic about the G. Washington honesty/cherry tree myth.

Does anyone know this song? Let me know if you have any information. I can't remember the melody after this point or the words. Or maybe you have a song that you can't remember, I will try to help out.

Edited by - Good Buddy on 05/11/2021 11:05:11

May 11, 2021 - 11:17:57 AM

1713 posts since 2/4/2013

George Washington and the Cherry Tree

bobgibsonfolk.com/song-george-...rry-tree/

May 11, 2021 - 11:51:37 AM

562 posts since 10/4/2018

That's not it Graham, but thanks anyway.

May 11, 2021 - 2:28:27 PM

432 posts since 3/26/2009

Not the same lyrics, but it sounds to me sort of like "The Riddle Song".

 

 

May 11, 2021 - 5:57:05 PM

10131 posts since 8/22/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Good Buddy

I learned a song when I was a kid that gets into my head and I can't get past the first two lines. the words are:

I chopped down the cherry tree, I can not tell a lie

I chopped down the cherry tree, it almost made me cry.

Those are the words and the notes follow the syllables, the first line is:

|g g g a| b b b b| a g a b| g...| you can sing it all quarter notes with a whole note on the last note.

then,

|b b b c|d d d b|aaab|a...|

and that's all I can remember. I can't find anything online, I am not sure of the title and have no idea wear I learned it. Could be the Boy Scouts or school, it seems to be patriotic about the G. Washington honesty/cherry tree myth.

Does anyone know this song? Let me know if you have any information. I can't remember the melody after this point or the words. Or maybe you have a song that you can't remember, I will try to help out.


Is the tune same as Do You Know the Muffin Man?

May 11, 2021 - 8:52:12 PM

562 posts since 10/4/2018

5B-Ranch, no that's not the same melody at all.
steveh_2o, it isn't I Gave My Love a Cherry either.

For my whole life, I assumed everyone learned this song. It is possible that one of my teachers wrote it. I remember one she wrote about the notes of a scale, that is a pretty good song as well. Can't remember which teacher it was though.

Edited by - Good Buddy on 05/11/2021 20:59:48

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