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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thursday Theme Song, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree




This is the ornamental crabapple tree in front of our little hobbit house
in southeastern Alberta. The tree is beautiful when it blooms in the spring,
and we won't trim the bottom branches because, when the snow is deep,
as it is this month, a small herd of deer come to eat the fruit. Some of the deer
can stand on their hind legs to reach the higher branches. Fun to watch!



HIM:
Don't sit under the apple tree
with anyone else but me
Anyone else but me, anyone else
but me, no, no, no
Don't sit under the apple tree
with anyone else but me
'Til I come marchin' home


HER:
Don't give out with those lips
of yours to anyone else but me
Anyone else but me, anyone else
but me, no, no, no
Watch those girls on foreign shores,
You'll have to report to me
When you come marchin' home

BOTH:
Don't sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me
I know the apple tree is reserved for you and me
And I'll be true 'til you come marchin' home!



I remember my father playing a 78rpm record of this song when I was very young. He told me all about Glenn Miller, whose band made the song famous during World War II, but who died during that war when the plane, in which he was traveling, disappeared over the English Channel. When Dad bought me my first record player, it came with a box of 45rpm records, all by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. No matter what my opinion is on the subject of war, there are young Canadians risking their lives in Afghanistan right now. I hope they believe in what they are doing, and I'd like to dedicate Major Glenn Miller's song to them.

Here, once again, is the YouTube link:

Posted for Hootin' Anni's musical meme, Thursday Theme Song.
To find out what songs other bloggers have chosen for their theme song this Thursday, please click

6 comments:

Kay said...

I know this song too, Kay. I certainly feel the same way you do. I wish we could be done with that war.

Teresa said...

very nice.

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm impressed by so lovely flowers in your tree.You have a special place there!
Now I will enjoy the song, thanks for the link and this beautiful post!
hugs
Léia

SquirrelQueen said...

That crabapple tree is so pretty, I wouldn't cut the lower branches either. Great song choice too.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Beautiful tree...but your commentary about the 78s....whoa, that brings back tons of memories for me today. We still have quite a few of them. Yep, call us packrats, I guess. LOL

I'll be humming this song now. Great choice this week. And again, beautiful tree...so LOADED with blossoms.

Madi and Mom said...

NOW THAT IS a good old fashion song...I remember learning that as a child...I wonder if they even teach those songs and nursery rhymes anymore?
Madi and Mom