the laughing apple lyrics – cat stevens

slowly let me tell you a story of a tree, an apple tree

once in a summertime garden lived a little apple tree
and the man who owned it wanted it to be picked
and so he sent forth to hire me

well, i’ve traveled the mountains and i’ve traveled the sea
but a never in my traveling days
have i ever seen a little apple smile at me

laugh, oh laugh a little apple
autumn is waiting, you’d better be careful
for it will bring you down if it ever sees you wearing a frown
so laugh, oh laugh a little apple

well, all the apples were hiding
frightened that they might be plucked
and every time that somebody p*ssed
all except that one little apple ducked

well, i’ve traveled the mountains and i’ve traveled the sea
but a never in my traveling days
have i ever seen a little apple smile at me

laugh, oh laugh a little apple
autumn is waiting, you’d better be careful
for it will bring you down if it ever sees you wearing a frown
so laugh, oh laugh a little apple

laugh, oh laugh a little apple
autumn is waiting, you’d better be careful
for it will bring you down if it ever sees you wearing a frown
so laugh, oh laugh a little apple

/ cat stevens lyrics