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.