(THERE WAS A) TALL OAK TREE
(Dorsey Burnette)
DORSEY BURNETTE (ERA 3012, 1960)

There was a tall oak tree
That loved a babblin' brook
And the babblin' 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, then a woman
To be flesh and blood
Then along came the devil
Up out of the ground
He tempted woman
And that spread sin all around, all around, all around

Now, if she'd left that apple
On the apple tree
There'd be no tears and sorrow
We'd live eternally
And then along came Man
To burn the oak tree down
Now the babblin' brook
Is a solid ground
And the mountain high
Don't stand so high
'Cause there's a cloud of smoke
That covers up the clear blue sky

There was a tall oak tree
There was a tall oak tree
There was a tall oak tree