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1. "_____ Blossom Special" - This favorite fiddle tune was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938, its title referring to a train. Johnny Cash recorded a version for his 1965 album of the same name.
2. "In the _____" - This folk song is also called "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?", and amongst its dozens of recordings are several by Lead Belly from 1944 to 1948. Nirvana sometimes performed the song live in the 1990s, including a famous performance on "MTV Unplugged" (1993).
3. "Black Horse and the _____ Tree" - This bluesy rock tune, along with "Suddenly I See" (2005), are found on KT Tunstall's "Eye to the Telescope" (2004) album.
4. "_____ Leaf Rag" - One of ragtime's most famous songs, this fast-paced piano composition of Scott Joplin's was first published in 1899.
5. "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole _____ Tree" - Tony Orlando and Dawn's 1973 song reached number one in at least eight different countries, and was the best-selling single of the year in both the UK and US.
6. "_____ Fields Forever" - The title of this song by The Beatles is derived from a Salvation Army home in Liverpool for which John Lennon had fond memories as a child.
7. "_____ Tree" - This folk song was written by Will Holt in the 1950s. Peter, Paul and Mary reached number 35 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1962 with their recording of the song. Love is compared to the tree in this song, for how difficult it is to eat.
8. "_____ Suckling Tree" - This song is written to the tune of the folk song "Frog Went a-Courtin'". Bob Dylan & the Band recorded this 'Suckling Tree' and all other songs from the album "The Basement Tapes" (1975) in New York in 1967.
9. "_____ Beret" - Prince's song is featured on his album "Around the World in a Day" (1985).
10. "The _____ Tree" - U2's 1987 album contains their songs "Where the Streets Have No Name", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", and "With or Without You".
Source: Author Rizeeve
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