THE OLD APPLE TREE From the film "Swing Your Lady" (1938) (M.K. Jerome / Jack Scholl) Weaver Brothers & Elviry (Film Soundtrack) - 1938 Ozzie Nelson & His Orch. (vocal: Ozzie Nelson) - 1938 Bob Crosby & His Orch. - 1938 Artie Shaw & His Orch. - 1938 A'mt Idy Harper & Coon Creek Girls - 1938 Dorothy Shay - 1947 Oh! The old apple tree in the orchard Lives in my memory 'Cause it reminds me of my Pappy He was handsome, young and happy When he planted the old apple tree Say "Goodbye", say "Goodbye" Say "Goodbye" to the old apple tree If my Pappy had a knowed it He'd be sorry that he growed it 'Cause he died on the old apple tree Then one day Pappy took Widder Norton Out on a jamboree And when he took her home at sun-up Brother Norton raised his gun up And chased Pappy up in the tree Say "Goodbye", say "Goodbye" Say "Goodbye" to the old apple tree If my Pappy had a knowed it He'd be sorry that he growed it 'Cause he died on the old apple tree When the neighbors came after my Pappy Up in the tree was he The neighbors took a rope and strung him By the neck and then they hung him To a branch of the old apple tree Say "Goodbye", say "Goodbye" Say "Goodbye" to the old apple tree If my Pappy had a knowed it He'd be sorry that he growed it 'Cause he died on the old apple tree Now my poor Pappy lies in the orchard Out of his misery They put the apples in the basket Chopped the tree down for a casket And my poor Pappy's gone with the tree Say "Goodbye", say "Goodbye" Say "Goodbye" to the old apple tree If my Pappy had'a knowed it He'd be sorry that he growed it 'Cause he died on the old apple tree