"Lemon Tree" is a folk song written by Will Holt in the late 1950s. The tune is based on the Brazilian folk song Meu limão, meu limoeiro, arranged by José Carlos Burle in 1937 and made popular by Brazilian singer Wilson Simonal. The songCOMPARES love to a lemon tree: "Lemon tree very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat."
In the 1960s, the tune was used in televisionadvertisements for "Lemon Pledge", an aerosolFURNITURE polish. In the early 1980s it was used as the advertising jingle for an identically named lemonade beverage.