Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tall Oak Tree – Adam & Eve

“Tall Oak Tree” by Dorsey Burnette (d. 1979) hit #23 on the charts in 1960.

There was a tall oak tree
That loved a babbling brook
And the babbling brook
Loved the mountain high

And the mountain high
Loved the sky above
The Creator looked down
And saw everything was
Love, love, love

Then he took a bone
And a piece of mud
He made a man and a woman
To be flesh and blood

And then along came the Devil
Up out of the ground
He tempted woman and
That spread sin all around
All around, all around

If she'd left that apple
On the apple tree
There'd be no tears and sorrow
We'd live eternally …
Here is a version by Johnny Rivers.  Glen Campbell also sang this song.