"Shake The Sugar Tree" as written by and Chapin Hartford....
Love you're gettin' lazy
You're forgettin' to give me
Sweet sugar words that I want to hear
You've been neglectin' me
You know jealousy, it is bitter as a green spring berry

You're like fruit from a fickle vine
You turn sweet in the nick of time
Love, you only come alive when you're losin' me
And it's a childish game
I've got to shake you up just to wake you up
To make you love me

I'll shake the sugar tree
Till I feel your love falling
All around me
You've got to tend to what you've planted
And if you take my love for granted baby
I'll shake the sugar tree

Another night and you're sleepin'
I'm awake and I'm dreamin'
Oh honey 'bout the way you used to be
A little time's gone by
Now do you think that I'm content
With the cookin' and the payin' of the rent
No, I want to know if your love's all spent

I'll shake the sugar tree
Till I feel your love falling
All around me
You've got to tend to what you've planted
And if you take my love for granted baby
I'll shake the sugar tree

I've got to raise some commotion
Before you show me
Some real emotion


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"Shake the Sugar Tree" as written by Chapin Hartford

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    General Comment"I'll shake the sugar tree
    Til I feel your love fallin' all around me"

    Sure sounds like a song about a hand job to me.
    FlimbSon July 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol no... as much as you want it to mean that, thats not what it means...lol.. shake the sugar tree means the woman feels like the man is taking her love for granted so she makes like she is leaving the man or she makes the man jealous purposely to "shake his sugar tree" to make him see what he has...sometimes in longterm relationships people get comfortable with each other and forget or dont feel the need to do the little things they use to in the relationship that showed the other that they love them...when a relationship is longterm sometimes the other partner may feel like he has nothing to worry about like he will never lose her...taking her love for granted...so the woman feels the need to kinda make the man wake up and see what he has before he loses it... when a guy truely loves a woman if he feels hes losing grip with her he will do whatever it takes to get back the grip on her...showing her that he loves her again! I am not good with words or explaining things but i tried my best. :)
    dn871on April 30, 2010   Link

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