Folk Songs from the Southern Highlands - online songbook

Southern Appalachians songs with lyrics, commentary & some sheet music.

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes

Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
There Was a Little Tree
SANDY See Journal, XXVII, 292; Jones, p. 6; also Journal, XXIV, 303. Learned by Mrs. Henry, when she was a child, in Decatur, Georgia.
Sandy had a nice litde mill;
The mill belongs to Sandy still.
Said I to Sandy, "Won't you lend me your mill?"
"Of course, I will," said Sandy.
See Campbell and Sharp, No. no; Fuson, p. 87; Alfred Williams, Folk-Songs of the Upper Thames, p. 182.
This song was sung by Mrs. Henry as a girl in Atlanta, Georgia. She learned it from the singing of George Allison, of Louisville, Kentucky.
1. There was a litde tree, the prettiest litde tree, The sweetest little tree, you ever did see. The tree in the ground
And the green grass growing all around, all around, And the green grass growing all around.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III