The Riddle Song

Words & Music:



This has been listed as a Kentucky folk song.  Does anyone have the origin?


  G              D                  G

I gave my love a cherry that had no stone.

  D                  G               D

I gave my love a chicken that had no bone.

  D7             G                 D

I gave my love a story that had no end.

D7    G              C               G

And I gave my love a baby with no cryin'.


How can there be a cherry that has no stone?

How can there be a chicken that has no bone?

How can there be a story that has no end?

How can there be a baby with no cryinÕ?


A cherry when itÕs blooming it has no stone.

A chicken when itÕs pipen, it has no bone,

The story of I love you, it has no end,

And a baby when itÕs sleeping, thereÕs no cryinÕ.



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