Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom WhiteWords & Music by Jacques Larue & Louiguy (Louis Gugliemi)
English lyrics by Mack David
Recorded by Alan Dale, 1955 (#14)
D Bm Em7 A7 It's cherry pink and apple blossom white Em7 A7 D When your true lover comes your way; D Bm Em7 G/B A7 D It's cherry pink and apple blossom white, the poets say. D Bm Em7 A7 The story goes that once a cherry tree Em7 A7 D Beside an apple tree did grow; D Bm Em7 G/B A7 Em7 A7 D And there a boy once met his bride-to-be long long a - go. Bridge: D6 A7 Gdim D The boy looked into her eyes -- it was a sight to enthrall. A7/6 A7 Gdim D The breezes joined in their sighs, the blossoms started to fall, D6 A7 Gdim D And as they gently carressed, the lovers looked up to find A7/6 A7 D The branches of the two trees were intertwined. D Bm Em7 A7 And that is why the poets always write Em7 A7 D If there's a new moon bright above, D Bm Em7 G/B A7 Em7 A7 D 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."