The Sugar-Plum Tree


Have you ever heard of the sugar-plum tree?

't is marvel of great renown

It blooms on the shore of the lollipop sea

In de garden of Shut-Eye Town

The fruit that it bears is so wondrously sweet

(as those who tasted it say)

That good little children have only to eat

Of that fruit to be happy next day


When you`ve got the tree, you would have a hard time

To capture the fruit wich i sing

The tree is so tall, that no person can climb

To the boughs, where the sugar-plums swing

But up in that tree sits a chocolate cat

And a gingerbread dogs prowls below

And this is the way you contrive to get at

Those sugar-plums tempting you so

You see but the word to that gingerbread dog

And barks with such terrible zest

That the chocolate cat is at once all agog

As her swelling proportions attest

And the chocolate cat goes cavorting around

From this leavy limb unto that

And the sugar- plums tumbling "ofcourse" to the ground

Hoorah for that chocolate cat

There are marshmellows, gumdrop and peppermint canes

With stripings of scarlet and gold

And you carry away of the treasure that rains

As much as your apron can hold

So come, little child, cuddle closer to me

in your dainty white nightcap and gown

Ans i`ll rock you away to that Sugar-Plum Tree

In the garden of Shutt Eye Town







Door : Eugene Fields

Muziek : Tsjaikovski