The dance ""Cherry Stones", written in 1963 by Judy Lines for retiring Watford FDG leader Lena Stone, is set to a version of the song "Cherry Ripe", words by Robert Herrick, music by Charles Edward Horn. However although the A music more or less matches Horn's, the B music is quite different.
Could somebody better-informed than I enlighten us as to the origin of the dance version of the tune?
Richard Stewart Nicholls replied to the topic: Cherry Stones
At Stonesfield we have an old EFDSS record circa 1950 of PATRICK SHULDHAM-SHAW singing ''The Cherry Tree'' a traditional carol collected by and arranged by Cecil Sharp. The pianist is Isabel Bedlington. If it would help we loan out records from our library to members of the EFDSS, a photocopy of membership card is required and the borrower is expected to return the record within 30 days together with a refund of the outward postage. The Record is 78rpm and would require the appropriate turntable and being so old the reproduction is not the best. Please view details on
and complete the contact form. The record will be available from 1st February.