Old Oak Tree


The instant I saw the “The Old Oak Tree,” I was thrilled, overjoyed and in LOVE with it.

What a perfect, poetic setting for family portraits.

A huge old oak tree, in the middle of a grassy field was the perfect EVERYTHING for the images I wanted to create for some good friends.

During the session I kept thinking, “I need to look up the song lyrics to By The Old Oak Tree.” Such a cute, romantic song. And, I bet there’s a good chance that this Old Oak Tree has been right there since 1930 when Percy Wenrich wrote the song.

Thanks, Becki and Mike for trusting me to find the location for your lovely family. I think you’ll enjoy the happy lyrics, too…

There’s no spot I cherish like the old oak tree I used to know some years ago

With my sweetheart by my side we’d spend the happy hours

They linger yet, I can’t forget.

 By the old oak tree, by the old oak tree,

By the old oak tree we sat together

There we learned to care, all our troubles share

Whether it was fair or stormy weather.

Down in the shady lane, In gingham gowns so plain

We sang love’s sweet refrain

So tenderly

Life was full of joy,

Happy girl and boy

When we met together

By the old oak tree.

(Instrumental interlude)

Down in the shady lane,

In gingham gowns so plain

You sang love’s sweet refrain

So tenderly Life was full of joy,

Happy girl and happy boy

When we sat together

By the old oak tree.

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