“The Ripest Apple”


"The ripest apple the soonest rotted, The purest love the soonest cold, A young man's words are soon forgotten...." The singer asks that he speak her name kindly, recalls how they loved, says she will be true, and says she will never find his like

Cross references


  1. BrownII 165, "The Ripest Apple" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6580
  3. BI, BrII165


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE)