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In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree

   

Song lyrics to In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree

In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree is a popular song dating from 1905. It was written by Harry Williams, music by Egbert Van Alstyne.

In the shade of the old apple tree
When the love in your eyes I could see
When the voice that I heard, like the song of the bird
Seemed to whisper sweet music to me

I could hear the dull buzz of the bee
In the blossoms as you said to me
With a heart that is true, I’ll be waiting for you
In the shade of the old apple tree

In the shade of old apple tree
(Apple tree)
When the love in your eyes I could see
(I could see)
Mama, when the voice that I heard, like the song of the bird
Seemed to whisper sweet music to me
(Music to me)

I could hear the dull buzz of the bee
(Buzz of the bee)
In the blossoms as you said to me
(Said to me)
Mama, with a heart that is true, I’ll be waiting for you
Yes, shade of the old apple tree

Performances of In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree

  • Performed by Penny Singleton in Blondie in Society
  • Popular recordings in 1905 were by Henry Burr; Albert Campbell; Haydn Quartet; and by Arthur Pryor’s Band.
  • Other recordings were by Duke Ellington (Brunswick 6646, recorded August 15, 1933)
  • Louis Armstrong and The Mills Brothers (Decca 1495, recorded June 29, 1937)
  •  Alma Cogan (1962).
  • Bing Crosbyincluded the song in a medley on his album On the Sentimental Side (1962).

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