Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White - Perez Prado
Song Lyrics / Chart History / Artist Information

  • Written in 1951 by Mack David and Louigay 
  • It was used in the 1955 movie "Underwater" starring Jane Russell
  • The first recording of the song was performed by Perez Prado (born Damaso Perez Prado 12/11/16 in Mantanzas Cuba and died of a stroke on 9/14/89 in Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Prado was known as "The King Of Mambo"
  • It was and remains the all-time biggest instrumental of the last 50 years, it was on the charts for 26 weeks and held the #1 spot for 10 weeks in 1955
  • Prado's band occasionally featured a young lead trumpet player named Maynard Ferguson
  • The song that bumped it from #1 was "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley & The Comets, which most music historians agree officially opened the era of Rock & Roll
  • Also in 1955 a cover version with vocals was released by Alan Dale (born Aldo Sigiamundi 7/9/25)
  • This version went to #14 on the charts
  • Dale was a pop singer who hosted his own TV show in 1951, back in the earliest days of television
  • Oracle Band performs this song as an instrumental cha-cha, reminiscent of Perez Prado's original version

A sample of this song as performed by Oracle is available by clicking on either of the links below.  The RealAudio file will stream to your computer rather quickly assuming you have the RealAudio player installed.  The MP3 file must download completely first, but is of a higher audio quality.
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Song Lyrics - Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White

It's cherry pink and apple blossom white
When your true lover comes your way
It's cherry pink and apple blossom white
The poets say

The story goes that once a cherry tree
Beside an apple tree did grow,
And there a boy once met his bride to be
Long, long ago

The boy looked into her eyes
It was a feat to enthrall
The breezes started their sighs
The blossoms started to fall
And, as they gently caressed
The lovers looked up to find
The branches of the two trees
Were intertwined

And so that's why the poets often write
When there's a new moon up above
It's cherry pink and apple blossom white
When you're in love

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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