An English Country Garden (My Version)

I have adapted this classic song:

How many kinds of sweet flowers grow
In an English country garden?
I’ll tell you now of some that I know
Those I miss I hope you’ll pardon

Wet underfoot and leaves covered in soot
In an English country garden
Newspapers torn and strewn across the lawn
In an English country garden

Ice cream cups and sticky buns
Burger trays and chewing gum
Lots of used coke cans in amongst it all
They’re young and they’re free
And they break off all the trees
In an English country garden

Litter, garbage in the yards
Little doggies calling cards
One scraggy rosebud peering through the weeds
Well I’ll tell you if I dare
The council’s just don’t care
In an English country garden

copyright Victoria George

by VICTORIA GEORGE

Comments (6)

Hi I have just heard a Rolf Harris version of this on You Tube. Did you write the lyrics for him? There is also another version, going back to the early 1960s and I think another folk singer had a hit in the UK with it. I do hope you are getting paid royalties if you did write the lyrics, because the songs are getting a lot of playing on You Tube.
I have just heard Rolf Harris version of this on You Tube. Did you write the lyrics for him? There was another singer back int he 1960s who also sang it. I do hope you are getting the royalties as both songs are getting a lot of plays on You Tube!
I like your poems, nostalgia, humor and now community-service, enjoyable any way you put it. Read mine – Mitigation – Adeline
ciggie butts are the number one unwanted item in my yard.. Tobacco companies should be sued for creating a public nuisance. and the folks who toss them.. well, I'll bite my tongue - this is a family website..
You paint a very vivid picture Victoria unforunatly its also very true in some places do you remember the beautiful little train stations with hanging baskets of flowers oh! how i long for that bygone age sometimes a great write, regards Bob
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