Little Green Apples

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PROFILE
Songwriter Bobby Russell
Year Written 1968
About Little Green Apples
“Little Green Apples” was a country crossover hit that won the Grammy for Song of the Year for 1969.

Lyrics

And if that’s not lovin’ me
Then all I’ve got to say
God didn’t make little green apples
And it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summertime
And there’s no such thing as Doctor Seuss
Or Disneyland, and Mother Goose, no nursery rhyme

God didn’t make little green apples
And it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summertime
And when my self is feelin’ low
I think about her face aglow to ease my mind

And if that ain’t lovin’ me
Then all I’ve got to say
God didn’t make little green apples
And it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summertime
And there’s no such thing as make-believe
Puppy dogs, autumn leaves ‘n’ BB guns

God didn’t make little green apples
And it don’t snow in Minneapolis when the winter comes
And when my self is feelin’ low
I think about her face aglow to ease my mind

If that’s not lovin’ me
Then all I’ve got to say
God didn’t make little green apples
And it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summertime
There’s no such thing as Doctor Seuss
Disneyland, or Mother Goose, there’s no nursery rhyme

God didn’t make little green apples
And it don’t snow in Indianapolis when the winter comes
And when my self is feelin’ low
I think about her face aglow to ease my mind

If that’s not lovin’ me
Then all I’ve got to say
That’s really lovin’ me
I mean that’s love

Session / Album Information

1969

“Little Green Apples” was recorded on November 18, 1969 and released the following year on the album Tony Sings The Great Hits of Today! It was arranged by Peter Matz.

This recording released on:

  • 1969: Columbia 45: 4-45073   (1969)
  • 1970: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9980 — Tony Sings The Great Hits Of Today
  • 2011: Disc #39 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK38) Tony Sings The Great Hits of Today!

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