The Riddle Song – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to The Riddle Song are of a man describing the gifts he has given to his love. The chords are presented here in the key of E major.

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E 
I gave my love a  
A 
cherry that has no  
E 
stone
 
I  
B7 
gave my love a  
E 
chicken that  
G#m 
has no  
B7 
bone
 
I gave my love a  
E 
ring that  
G#m 
has no  
F#m 
end
 
I  
A 
gave my love a  
C#m 
baby that’s  
A 
no 
 
 
E 
crying.

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How can there be a cherry that has no stone
How can there be a chicken that has no bone
How can there be a ring that has no end
How can there be a baby that’s no cryin’.

A cherry when it’s blooming, it has no stone
A chicken when it’s pipping, it has no bone
A ring when it’s rolling, it has no end
A baby when it’s sleeping, has no cryin’.

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[E]I gave my love a [A]cherry that has no [E]stone
I [B7]gave my love a [E]chicken that [G#m]has no [B7]bone
I gave my love a [E]ring that [G#m]has no [F#m]end
I [A]gave my love a [C#m]baby that’s [A]no [E]crying.

How can there be a cherry that has no stone
How can there be a chicken that has no bone
How can there be a ring that has no end
How can there be a baby that’s no cryin’.

A cherry when it’s blooming, it has no stone
A chicken when it’s pipping, it has no bone
A ring when it’s rolling, it has no end
A baby when it’s sleeping, has no cryin’.

The Riddle Song videos
The Riddle Song lyrics and chords

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