This is a demo of the traditional song ‘Butcher’s Boy” to which I’ve put a different tune and also changed the words around a bit to suit my needs. The guitar tuning is D-D-D-D-D-D or what has been dubbed “Ostrich Tuning”. Lou Reed used the tuning in a novelty song called “The Ostrich” before he formed the Velvet Underground. He went on to use the tuning in such songs as “All Tomorrow’s Parties” and “European Son” on the Velvet’s debut album.

The line that really brought me into the song was “do cherries grow on an apple tree”.