I GAVE MY LOVE A CHERRY aka THE RIDDLE SONG (Traditional Appalachian version) I gave my love a cherry That had no stone I gave my love a chicken That had no bone I told my love a story That had no end I gave my love a baby With no crying. How can there be a cherry That has no stone? And how can there be a chicken That has no bone? And how can there be a story That has no end? And how can there be a baby With no crying? A cherry when it's blooming It has no stone A chicken when in the shell It has no bone The story of how I love you It has no end A baby when it's sleeping It's no crying. ***** I GAVE MY LOVE A CHERRY Nana Mouskouri I gave my love a cherry without any core I gave my love a dwellin' without any door I gave my love a palace wherein he might be That he may lock it without any key How can there be a cherry without any core? How can there be a dwellin' without any door? How can there be a palace wherein he might be That he may lock it without any key? My head is a cherry without any core My mind is a dwellin' without any door My heart is a palace wherein he might be That he may lock it without any key (Contributed by Andy & Mogg - January 2004)