June Apple (Train on the Island)
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|G / / / |G / / / | Wish I was a June apple, hanging on that tree, G / / / |G D / / | Every time my true love passed, she’d take a bite of me, G / / / |G / C / | Take a bite of me love, take a bite of me, G / / / |G D / / | Every time my true love passed, she’d take a bite of me.

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Every night when I come home, my wife I try to please her, The harder I try, the worse she gets, damned if I don't leave her.

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You ride the old grey mare, I'll ride the roan, You get there before I do, just leave my gal alone.

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Going across the mountain, I’m going in the spring, When I get on the other side, gonna hear my woman sing.

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Can’t you hear that banjo sing, I wish that girl was mine, Don’t you hear that banjo sing, I wish that girl was mine.

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Charlie he’s a nice young man, Charlie he’s a dandy, Charlie he’s a nice young man, feeds the girls on candy.

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Over the river to feed my sheep, over the river Charlie, Over the river to feed my sheep, feed them on barley.

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I wish I had some sticks and poles, to build my chimney higher, 'cos every time it rains and snows, it puts out all my fire.


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