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"White House and the Cherry Tree"

I got this idea when Taunya Gren and Paul Kwinn (2/3 of Puzzlebox) covered the original on Saturday at Consonance.  I finished it on Sunday night, and they performed it at the Dead Dog filk circle.


"White House and the Cherry Tree"
After "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" by KT Tunstall

Well the world knows better that I know myself
The thousands of places that I’ve been sleeping.
I dreamed about a place in the middle of nowhere
With a big white house and a cherry tree

I saw a little circle of 13 stars,
I said here we are, but what’s that weeping?
Then the big white house staff looked at me
And said "When you win this will we all be free?"
And I said "No, no; no, no no no.
I said no, no, won’t hear a lie from me."
(x2)

And the tree had some trouble in the early years,
But we let it grow as a compromise.
But I cut it down, and I shouldn’t have done that,
But I still kept the house for four more years.
So I settled in a place in the middle of nowhere
with a big white house and a cherry tree
Then I gave it up to another white guy,
But now they gotta name it after me.

And I said "No, no; no, no no no.
I said no, no, won’t hear a lie from me."

[various repeated lyrics]

Big white house and a cherry tree
I’m gonna make them name it “Washington DC”
(x2)
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