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Josh Rouse — Lemon Tree
Album: El Turista
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 435









Released: 2010
Length: 3:00
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Down in the valley where the grass is growin' tall and green
I eat the berries and I sleep in the dandelion fields
Oh, how I love the ocean and all those pretty pretty things
It's a long walk home but I have found my beat

High here in the heaven cuz' we're sittin' 'neath the lemon tree
You count eleven those are kisses that you took from me
Oh, how I love the ocean and all those pretty pretty things
It's a long walk home but I have found my beat
Down in the valley under lemon tree
It's a long walk home through suburban streets
Down in the valley under lemon tree
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i like Josh, seen him a few times, sweet guy,  esp. 1972 is great.
 pianocomposer wrote:

I respectfully disagree. I've heard the entire album and disliked everything except "Cotten Eye Joe", which is a 9 or 10 in my book. I submitted that song and it's stuck in infinite "reviewing" limbo land in the LRC/Upload area. This "Lemon Tree" song just totally sucks. To me, it just sounds like easy listening crap. Reminds me of elevator music. Sucko barfo=1


Makes me mighty curious about Cotton Eye Joe. I think Lemon Tree is fine, though not excellent, but certainly not sucko barfo.
Wow, 12 years since last comment? Great song. Good album too. I think I first heard this song on RP years ago, and picked up the album out of curiosity. Listened to it repeatedly on a trip to Spain and it became the soundtrack to those memories.
I like Josh Rouse! Play something of his album Nashville!
Like "It's The Nighttime" or "Winter In The Hamptons".
The flutes add a nice sort of retro flavor to it.
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Just planted a lemon tree at dawn this morning. Variegated Pink Lemon, looking forward to fresh pink lemonade!


 
And while you're watching that lemon tree grow and produce fruit, I'll be up to my knees in snow. *grumble*  Wish I lived closer to the equator.  {#Sunny}
 Cynaera wrote:

SPAM!  SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAMITTY-SPAAAAAAAM..... {#Lol}
 
but never wonderful spam! 
This is lovely.
 outlook2010 wrote:


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 lmic wrote:
Like a very tolerable Donovan. Like it, 7.
 
my thoughts exactly! it would be great if it was followed up by some Donovan. *hint* *hint* Bill.

I like this more every time I hear it.


A nice Ray Thomas/Ian Anderson flute ambience here.

Just planted a lemon tree at dawn this morning. Variegated Pink Lemon, looking forward to fresh pink lemonade!



Like a very tolerable Donovan. Like it, 7.
Smooth, nice, segue...
Very pleasant!
 isayhoomhom wrote:
Josh Rouse Extra Lite. Compared to the rest of his stuff, a 5.
  I rather like this song, and you give it a 5...time to check out his other stuff, tyvm.


Josh Rouse Extra Lite. Compared to the rest of his stuff, a 5.
It has to be this weather, and the very ambiance of the day - I love all the music that's been played so far, including this song! And yes, it's a bit Nillsson-ish ("you put the lime in the coconut and drink 'em both down..."){#Sunny}
{#Cowboy}
Bill, I'm making the transition from Seattle time to Gainesville time.  Still wide awake after the flight.  This set is making it all much easier....
 rp1125 wrote:
sounds like a harry nilsson song to me
 
yeah - I know just what you mean!  Liking more each time I hear it - it's the flute that does it for me every time
Not bad for a first listen
rp1125 wrote:
sounds like a harry nilsson song to me
extreme high praise - but it might be that good!

 DaveInVA wrote:
Not to bad at first listen, slightly retro feel.
 

sounds like a 70s hit,
I like the retro Brazilian/Spanish feel of this whole album. Rouse usually has a theme for each album—imagine that!—and he hits the mark with this one.

 nalle wrote:
The whole album is a must, it´s more than great!
 
I respectfully disagree. I've heard the entire album and disliked everything except "Cotten Eye Joe", which is a 9 or 10 in my book. I submitted that song and it's stuck in infinite "reviewing" limbo land in the LRC/Upload area. This "Lemon Tree" song just totally sucks. To me, it just sounds like easy listening crap. Reminds me of elevator music. Sucko barfo=1.
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Peter, Paul or Mary is that you?

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

 
I prefer the Trini Lopez version. . .


Peter, Paul or Mary is that you?

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

Tippy toe!  Tippy toe!  Lemon tree!!
sounds like a harry nilsson song to me
 vandal wrote:

One day beneath the lemon tree, my love and I did lie,
A girl so sweet that when she smiled, the stars rose in the sky.
We passed that summer lost in love, beneath the lemon tree,
The music of her laughter hid my father's words from me.


 

I came in part way through, and that's totally what I was expecting.  This is all right, but I gotta say I'd prefer the other.
The whole album is a must, it´s more than great!

One day beneath the lemon tree, my love and I did lie,
A girl so sweet that when she smiled, the stars rose in the sky.
We passed that summer lost in love, beneath the lemon tree,
The music of her laughter hid my father's words from me.


I like very much....
quite relaxing, like I was listening to Stan Getz {#Roflol}
Not to bad at first listen, slightly retro feel.