Seekers, The - Lemon Tree Lyrics




When I was but a little boy, my father said to me,
"Come here and learn a lesson from the lovely lemon tree."
"My son, it's most important," my father said to me,
"To put your trust in what you feel and not in what you see."

[Chorus:]
Lemon tree, very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet,
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
Lemon tree, very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet,
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

Beneath that lemon tree one day, my love and I did lie,
A girl so sweet that when she smiled, the sun rose in the sky.
We spent that summer lost in love, beneath that lemon tree,
The magic of her laughter hid my father's words from me.

[Chorus]

One day she left without a word, she took away the sun.
And in the dark she left behind, I knew what she had done.
She done left me for another man, it's a common tale but true,
As sadder man, but wiser now, I sing these words to you.

[Chorus]





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Seekers, The Lemon Tree Comments
  1. Adrian Larkins

    As a a total Seekers fan, this song suits them but as usual, there is a twist. Note the unusual key they are singing.

  2. Robert Bomber

    Who is the lead here?

    Jeff Schroeder

    Bruce Woodley, on the far right in the picture. Of the three men he did the most solo singing.

  3. Willi Wacker

    She did it 8°(

  4. Natasha Kershaw

    Their songs are very nice and sweet.

  5. tweendog23

    iam glad I found this song after so many years heard when I when was a boy now I shall sing it to grand son

  6. Greg Boardman

    When I was a little boy the first songs I remembered was this and South Australia.

  7. Sam Ashbrooke

    I remember listening to this 40-odd years ago and loving it; it's lost none of its charm.

  8. mrjorgetorres56

    esta cancion la cantaba tambien Trini Lòpez, mexicano-estadounidense