If you don’t want the peach, don’t shake the tree (Lyrics)

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This past June, Radiola played “The Goose Hangs High” by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (1936). The song is about a woman leading a man on, and of course he complains about it. Classic. I loved it right away. But I cannot find it anywhere: no record, no sheet music, and no lyrics.

There are plenty of songs titled “The Goose Hangs High.” I even found an old book, and a silent film! (I need to see it…). But nothing linked to Lombardo.

So without further delay, I will gladly share these lyrics for anyone else who might wish they had them!

The song starts with over a minute of sweet & sassy music and then comes about 45 seconds of sweet & sassy lyrics:

Oh! The goose hangs high
But my heart hangs low.
Cause you’re giving me the run around Baby!

Oh it’s tough like this!
Waitin’ for a kiss.
All I get from you is the little word “maybe..”

There’s an old saying fits you to a tee.
“If you don’t want the peach, don’t shake the tree!”

Oh! The goose hangs high
But my heart hangs low.
Please stop giving me the run around Baby!

About the record (as described by Radiola): Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians (trio v) – The Goose Hangs High (1936) – Victor 25484 B

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