Quite early in the cool
of the frosty morn
If you were alert then to be peering,
You'd spy a secret goings on
Over yonder in the clearing.
For wandering with a purpose true
This hale and hearty, but weathered man,
With a love for the soil and hungry
Would tramp courageously, all across the
Under his arm, he carried a hessian bag
Bulging full of little black seeds,
To grow orchards in neat fenced rows, he
Is what this famished country needs.
To dream of apple blossoms
All blowing gently in the wind,
Each tree laden down with fruit
To meet the need of kith and kin.
So donning a working suit and
He slept beneath the stars,
Oh Johnny Appleseed, for fifty years
You held all in such high regard.
Friend to every gentle creature
And of every tribe and tongue,
Your lived your treasured word of God
"I come bringing good news right fresh
Sharing goodness as you walked along.
Johnny was an educated nursery man
Planting west of Pennsylvania, New York
state and more,
Then explored south of Lakes and west
Selling apple trees affordable to all.
Now with passion we have for apple pie
Served warm with cinnamon and cream,
Our hearts remember John Chapman from
A champion who fulfilled his dream.
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