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I went down to the orchard
and I shook the apple tree.
I went down to the orchard
and I shook the apple tree.
But it was the dead of winter,
no fruit came down for me.

I remember when the winter
would come and it would go.         
I remember when the winter
would come and it would go.         
But it hangs around my house now,
like it does not have a home.

No bare feet in the daytime,
no kind word on the street.
No bare feet in the daytime,
no kind word on the street.
I exchange those chilly glances
with everyone I meet.

Could I even face the springtime
if it should come one day?
Could I even face the springtime
if it should come one day?
It might be knocking at my door
and I would tell it, "Go away."

I need a real good woman,
like I used to have with me.
I need a real good woman,
like I used to have with me.
She would take me to the orchard,
give me fruit right off the tree.
I was listening to Robert Johnson yesterday.

This is not a weather report... it's the blues.
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
I totally hear this sung in perfect stride!
Very cool imagery to feeling.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks, when you can hear it I know I wrote it right!
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
ExactoMUNDO! ;)
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riparii Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
you get yourself in a world of trouble
taking fruit from women off trees.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
an astute observation, thanks :lol:
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
I'm sick of all those squirrels
Racing 'round my old oak trees
Yes, I'm sick of all those squirrels
Racing 'round my old oak trees
They're thinking that it's spring
But it's only February.
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
Ha! :clap:

The snow don't ever fall
and that's all right with me.
Yeah, the snow don't ever fall,
and it's quite all right with me.
But the ski slope operators
have freakish misery.
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m-lucia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
:clap: I can hear it! :sing: :iconappleplz:
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RichardLeach Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
oh you're so good at hearing them, Lúcia :aww: thank you!
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neuroticmnemonic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   Writer
I could totally hear this. Awesome job.
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