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The Riddle Song

Ariel has always loved this Traditional Kentucky Mountain song with roots dating back 600 years to rural Britain. 

Trad. Britain | Ariel, Lead Vocals | Linda, Harmony Vocals | William Coulter, Guitar | Rebecca Jackson, Violin | Janet Dows, Concertina | Stan Poplin, Bass


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?

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 crying?


A cherry, when it’s blooming, it has no stone.

A chicken, when it’s pippin’, it has no bone.

The story that I love you, it has no end.

A baby, when it’s sleeping, has no crying.