Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree

October 27, 2021

Today’s song is “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree” by The Andrews Sisters. 

Fun Facts

  • The Andrews Sisters were a group consisting of three siblings from Minneapolis, Minnesota: Maxene, LaVerne, and Patty.
  • By 1937, the sisters had achieved commercial success, mainly due to their English rendition of a popular Yiddish song.
  • The lyrics to “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree” were written by Lew Brown and Charles Tobias. The original title of the song was “Anywhere the Bluebird Goes.”
  • In 1942, after their performance of “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree” in the film Private Buckaroo received rave reviews, The Andrews Sisters released the song as a single through Decca Records.
  • During this time, two other versions of the song were released by the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Kay Kyser. All three renditions were very popular and were frequently played on the radio.
  • Carol Channing and Bing Crosby are among several other popular artists who have covered the song.
  • “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree” has also been included in many films, such as With a Song in my Heart, In Dreams, and Kiss Them For Me.
  • In 2016, The Andrews Sisters’ version of “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Lyrics:

(LyricFind)

I wrote my mother

I wrote my father

And now I’m writing you too

I’m sure of mother

I’m sure of father

Now I wanna be sure of you

Don’t sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me

Anyone else but me, anyone else but me

No! No! No!

Just remember that I’ve been true to nobody else but you

So just be true to me

Don’t go walking down lovers’ lane with anyone else but me

Anyone else but me, anyone else but me

No! No! No!

Don’t start showing off all your charms in somebody else’s arms

You must be true to me

I’m so afraid that the plans we made underneath those moonlit skies

Will fade away and you’re bound to stray if the stars get in your eyes

So, don’t sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me

You’re my L-O-V-E.

Don’t sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me

Anyone else but me, anyone else but me

No! No! No!

Just remember that I’ve been true to nobody else but you

So just be true to me

Don’t go walking down lovers’ lane with anyone else but me

Anyone else but me, anyone else but me

No! No! No!

Don’t start showing off all your charms in somebody else’s arms

You must be true to me

I’m so afraid that the plans we made underneath those moonlit skies

Will fade away and you’re bound to stray if the stars get in your eyes

So, don’t sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me

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