I ate up the apple tree

?© Music and Lyrics by Dave “Fat man” Williams

Dave “Fat Man” Williams * New Orleans, La 1920
† New Orleans, La Mar 13, 1982

Dave “Fat Man” Williams was born on Tourou Street,below the French Quarter.
At the age of five,his mother,an organist at the Free Will Baptist Church,taught him to play the piano.
Reaching his teens,he was playing the house parties and fish fries.
After his stint in the Army during World War II ,Dave studied music under the G.I. Bill,and then began playing nearly all the famous New Orleans Clubs.
Despite all this activity,he had to wait up until 1974 to get a record released.
“I Ate Up The Apple Tree” on the New Orleans label made some noise locally.
Dave was the resident pianist at the Maison Bourbon…
Lyrics:
Come on see about me
Oké, I ate up the apple tree.

When I get me once of a day,
Apple felt right on my head.
It was an apple of the apple tree,
Come on see, come see, come see about me,
On the apple tree,
Come on see about me, I said,
I ate up the apple tree.

Sitting down in the shade one day,
They felt right on my head,
It was an apple of the apple tree,
Come on see, come see, come see about me,
On the apple tree,
Come on see about me, I said,
I ate up the apple tree.

When you’ll get to New Orleans,
And these guys are back in town,
Get our house all day and night,
ate up that apple tree,
Come on see, on the apple tree,
Come on see about me, I said,
I ate up the apple tree.

When I got me, I saw one day,
looked that apple tree hang down,
chop it down right to the ground,
ate up that apple tree
Come on see, on the apple tree,
Come on see about me, I said,
I ate up the apple tree.
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