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Apples in the Basket牋?

?1978 JB Goodenough


"Judy sent me this a long time ago, and I sang it for a couple of years, but I think I needed a lot more miles on my odometer to really appreciate it.?When we sing it, it brings my brother Tony close, and it has become one of our most requested songs."


Gordon ?Spanish guitar

Carol- vocal

Doreen ?bass viol牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋牋?牋牋牋牋牋?


The sun comes over the top of the hill

Shines on the fields I've yet to till

My bones are weary but?I know I will

And not just because you ask it

牋牋牋牋牋?Rake and hoe on twenty-penny nails

牋牋牋牋牋?Milk lies sweet in a dozen pails

牋牋牋牋牋?Hay piled up in a hundred bails

牋牋牋牋牋?And apples in the basket


A house that's tight to the wind and snow

A barn that's full of the things we grow

Empty purse, but I don't owe

A thing to any man living

牋牋牋牋牋?A woman warm, a woman kind

牋牋牋牋牋?A woman that knows her own sweet mind

牋牋牋牋牋?A woman that knows just what's behind

牋牋牋牋牋?The things that she's forgiven


There's branches on the family tree

A boy, a girl, and a baby's three

They look like her, they look like me

Like folks that's dead and gone now

牋牋牋牋牋?But I don't care, we're all the same

牋牋牋牋牋?There's none to bless and none to blame

牋牋牋牋牋?We're doing in the family name

牋牋牋牋牋?The work we carry on now


The old grey goose in on the wing

But he'll be back again next spring

Each year we do the same old thing

And the same old wheel goes spinning

牋牋牋牋牋?When the air is warm and the earth is sweet

牋牋牋牋牋?And the good clean dirt is on our feet

牋牋牋牋牋?The circle comes around complete

牋牋牋牋牋?And the end is the beginning.


(Repeat first verse.)


Apples in the Basket is recorded on the album Apples in the Basket