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Little Green Apples

A picture taken, of Green Apples in a jar.

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I found a wonderful rendition of the song, “Little Green Apples” written by Bobby Russell.  It has been sung by many artists over the years.   I was a little girl in 1968 when I first heard it – and I haven’t heard it in maybe 40 years.  I  was reminded of it again in a movie I was watching last night – where a woman in a long-term marriage turns to her husband and asks him if they have had a good marriage – in much the same way that Tevye asks Goldi in “Fiddler on the Roof” – ‘do you love me’?  His response to her was that no matter what – he has always come home to her.  He says, ‘It’s kinda like that song, “Little Green Apples”‘.  It made me want to look it up again and see just what he meant.
Well now I know – and if  you have never heard this song before – so shall you.

Here is Glen Campbell singing with his daughter in a rare stage appearance – I thought it was awesome.

Enjoy – and today I wish for you a love like the lyrics of this song.

God Bless

Well I wake up in the morning
With my hair down in my eyes
And she says “hi”

And I hurry to the breakfast table
While the kids are goin’ off to school, goodbye.

And she reaches out and takes my hand
And squeezes it, and says how you feeling hon?

And I look across at smiling lips
That warm my heart, and I see my morning sun.

And if that’s not lovin’ me,
Then all I’ve got to say,

God didn’t make the little green apples,
And it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summer time.
There’s no such thing as Dr. Seuss
Disneyland and Mother Goose,
No nursery rhymes.

God didn’t make the little green apples,
And it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summer time.
And when myself is feeling low,
I think about your face aglow and ease my mind.

Sometimes I call him up, knowing he’s busy.
To ask if he could get away, meet me
Maybe grab a bite to eat.

And he drops what he’s doing
Hurries down to meet me, and I’m always late.

But he sits waiting patiently,
And smiles when he first sees me,
Cause he’s made that way.

And if that’s not loving me,
Then all I got to say,

God didn’t make the little green apples,
And it don’t snow in Minneapolis when the winter comes.
There’s no such thing as make-believe,
Puppy dogs or autumn leaves, no bb guns.

God didn’t make the little green apples,
And it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summer time.
And when myself is feeling low,
I think about your face aglow and ease my mind…


Comments on: "Little Green Apples" (2)

  1. Boy, that’s one from the past! I’m not sure where I first heard it, but I know the song well. It was a L-O-N-G time ago. Haven’t seen Glen Campbell in a long time either. Did a little research. Debbie Campbell has been singing with her dad since 1987. He also has his 3 youngest kids in his show, too. He’s 75 now and she’s 55. Wow, time is flying very fast. You dig up the good stuff, Cindy. 🙂

    • It’s usually by accident that I find these things at all! I’m grateful that others love this stuff like I do and post them on youtube!!

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