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454 Ballads and Songs of Michigan
4 When the cherry's in the blossom, it has no stone, When the chicken's in the egg, it has no bone.
5 When the wool's on the sheep, it has no thread, When the book's on the press, it can't be read.
Sung in 1937 by Miss Helen Crane, Detroit: She learned the song from her father when she was a child in Hillsdale. A text of five stanzas, practically identical with A.