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The Apple Tree (David Blackmore) video
#1710: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~

Apple tree he planted
more than eighty years ago,
Withstood the heat of summer
and winter's ice and snow;
Though many branches got broken off
in a sleet storm some years back,
An apple blossom's flowers
on the branches are still intact.

He was just a young lad
when he found an old tin can,
Inside a seed he planted,
that's how its life began;
The seed began to flourish,
growing too large for the can,
He placed it in his garden
with his own two loving hands.

Years passed by so quickly,
how the apple tree had grown,
Outside in the garden
the tree stood all alone;
The man that nursed her throughout life
for some reason hadn't shown,
The days and weeks turned into years,
she knew that he was gone.

Eighty years is only young
in the lifetime of a tree,
But eighty years in a human's life
most don't live to see;
The young lad grew into a man,
the man grew old and died,
The dewdrops on the apple tree
are tears for him she cried.

The years passed by so quickly,
how the apple tree had grown,
Outside in the garden
the tree stood all alone;
The man that nursed her throughout life
for some reason hadn't shown,
The days and weeks turned into years,
and she knew that he was gone.
The days and weeks turned into years,
and she knew that he was gone.

####.... Variant of a poem by James R Yetman [1952-2014] of Bryant's Cove, NL, arranged and recorded as a ballad by David Blackmore of Port aux Basques, NL, and Halifax, Nova Scotia ©2013. All rights reserved ....####
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