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CoverThe Cherry Riddle Song [level: Medium]
James Owen Bowyer: Bio and other works
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1610 | price: $2.15
accompaniment: piano

A piano part that “blooms” is the hallmark of this setting of the beloved song. All voices have turns with the melody, and a short a cappella section adds color and interest.

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CLICK HERE: Read the Text or Poem
I gave my love a cherry that had no stone;
I gave my love a chicken that had no bone;
I gave my love a baby with no crying’;
I told my love a story that had no end.

How can there be a cherry that has no stone?
How can there be a chicken that has no bone?
How can there be a baby with no crying’?
How can there be a story that has no end?

A cherry when it’s bloomin’, it has no stone;
A chicken when it’s pippin’, it has no bone;
A baby when it’s sleepin’ has no cryin’;
And when I say I love you, it has no end!

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