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Lemon Tree

This song is by The Brothers Four and appears on the album Greenfields & Other Gold (1997).

This song is a cover of the Traditional "Meu Limão, meu Limoeiro".
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Lemon Tree
When I was just a lad of ten
My father said to me:
"Come here and learn a lesson
From the lovely lemon tree
Don't put your faith in love, my boy"
My father said to me
"I fear you'll find that love Is like
The lovely lemon tree."

Lemon tree very pretty
And the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon
Is impossible to eat
Lemon tree very pretty
And the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon
Is impossible to eat

Beneath the lemon tree, one day
My love and I did lie,
A girl so sweet that when she smiled
The sun rose in the sky
We passed the summer
Lost in love beneath the lemon tree
The music of her laughter
Hid my fathers words from me

Lemon tree very pretty
And the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon
Is impossible to eat
Lemon tree very pretty
And the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon
Is impossible to eat

One day she left without a word
She took away the sun
And in the dark she left behind
I knew what she had done
She left me for another
It's a common tale but true
A sadder man but wiser now
I sing these words to you

Lemon tree very pretty
And the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon
Is impossible to eat
Lemon tree very pretty
And the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon
Is impossible to eat

Lemon tree, lemon tree
Lemon tree, lemon tree
Lemon tree, lemon tree
Lemon tree, lemon tree
Lemon tree

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Brazilian traditional
English version by Will Holt Wikipedia16

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