I Had a Little Nut Tree

I had a little nut tree

Nothing would it bear

But a silver nutmeg

And a golden pear

 

The King of Spain’s daughter

Came to visit me

And all for the sake

Of my little nut tree

 

Her dress was made of crimson

Jet black was her hair

She asked me for my nutmeg

And my golden pear

 

I said, “So fair a princess

Never did I see,

I’ll give you all the fruit

From my little nut tree”

 

I danced over the water

I danced over the sea

And all the birds in the air

Couldn’t catch me.