Riddle Song

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Burl Ives

Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 - April 14, 1995) was an American actor, writer and folk music singer. As an actor, Ives's work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and motion pictures. Music critic John Rockwell said, "Ives's voice ... had the sheen and finesse of opera without its latter-day Puccinian vulgarities and without the pretensions of operatic ritual. It was genteel in expressive impact without being genteel in social conformity. And it moved people." more »

I gave my love a cherry
That had no stone
I gave my love a chicken
That had
No bone
I told my love a story
That had no end
I gave my love a baby With no crying

How can there be a cherry
That has no stone?
How can there be a chicken
That has no bone?
And how can there be a story
Has no end?
And how can there be a baby
With no crying?

A cherry when
It's blooming
It has no stone
A chicken when in the shell
It has no bone The story of how I love you
It has no end
A baby when it's sleeping
Not crying

Written by: DAVID KAPP

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