The Cherry Tree

Melody -

Joseph was an old man,
And an old man was he;
And Joseph maried Mary,
The Queen of Galilee.

Mary and Joseph,
Together did go,
And there they saw a cherry tree,
Both red, white and green.

Then up speaks Mary,
So meek and so mild:
O gather me cherries, Joseph,
For I am with child.
  Then up speaks Joseph
With his words so unkind:
Let him gather thee cherries
That brought thee with child.

Then up speaks the little Child
In his own mother's womb:
Bow down, you sweet cherry tree,
And give my mother some.

Then the top spray of the cherry tree
Bowed down to her knee.
And now you see, Joseph,
There are cherries for me.

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