“Cherries are Ripe”


"Cherries are Ripe, cherries are ripe, (The robin sang one day)." Various endings: cherries are given to the baby, or the students greet their teacher


  • Margaret MacArthur, "Cherries Are Ripe" (on MMacArthur01)


  1. Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 99, "Cherries are Ripe" (1 text, possibly a parody of more normal texts, but the other versions I've seen of this are so short that it could also be a "straight" fragment that didn't survive elsewhere)
  2. BI, PHCFS099


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1963 (recording, Margaret MacArthur)
Keywords: bird nonballad food
Found in: US(NE)