Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White

Words & Music by Jacques Larue & Louiguy (Louis Gugliemi)
English lyrics by Mack David
Recorded by Alan Dale, 1955 (#14)

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It's cherry pink and apple blossom white

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When your true lover comes your way;

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It's cherry pink and apple blossom white, the poets say.

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The story goes that once a cherry tree

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Beside an apple tree did grow;

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And there a boy once met his bride-to-be long long a - go.


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The boy looked into her eyes -- it was a sight to enthrall.

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The breezes joined in their sighs, the blossoms started to fall,

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And as they gently carressed, the lovers looked up to find

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The branches of the two trees were intertwined.

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And that is why the poets always write

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If there's a new moon bright above,

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It's cherry pink and apple blossom white when you're in love.

P'rez Prado had a #1 hit with this song the same year, as an instrumental. In fact, his version has been so predominant in the last 20 years, even on oldies radio stations, that almost no other -- and especially no version with the lyrics -- even gets air play. I find it impossible to play the song and not hear that classic trumpet in my "mind's ear."

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.