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An apple a day
Sends the doctor away
Apple in the morning
Roast apple at night
Starves the doctor outright
Eat an apple going to bed
Knock the doctor on the head
Three each day, seven days a week Ruddy apple, ruddy cheek.
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Information About An Apple A Day
The author of for this song, An Apple A Day, still remains unknown, yet there is a Pembrokeshire proverb that states, "eat an apple on going to bed, And you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread".
The publication date also remains unknown. Though, many versions of this songs was going around during the 20th century; for example, Elizabeth Wright made a Devonian dialect version of this song.
This song has a literal meaning to promote health and its medicinal properties. Apples are a source of vitamin C, and the role of this vitamin are to maintain a healthy immune system and lower cholesterol. Apples are also great for dental health because it lowers tooth decay and kills bacteria.