I Have a Garden
Author: Mary Hale Woolsey
Composer: Old French melody
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Most common tunes for “I Have a Garden”
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Appearances of “I Have a Garden” over time
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English (Original Language)
1. I have a garden, a lovely garden, With flowers blossoming ever fair; Where sun shines brightly, and rain falls lightly, And breezes gather sweet fragrance there. Songbirds come singing out of the sky; Butterflies winging, hobering by; And in my garden, my lovely garden, There’s always beauty to greet the eye.
2. I have a garden, a secret garden, Where thot’s like flowers grow day by day; ’Tis I must choose them, and tend and use them, And cast all wrong ones like weeds away. Goodness and love are seeds that I sow; God up above will help me I know, To keep my garden, my heart’s own garden, A place where beauty will always grow.
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