Over The Garden Wall


Year Released: 2017

Originally under consideration for inclusion on It’s Not The Coat Makes The Gentleman, this song has been a staple set-opener for the vast majority of Parlormuse performances to date. The lyrics tell a lighthearted story of persistence triumphing over circumstance, and the music is fun and rollicking, accented by the distinctly electronic strains of an antique Novachord.


Lyrics:

Oh, my love stood under the walnut tree
Over the garden wall
She whispered and said she’d be true to me
Over the garden wall
She’d beautiful eyes and beautiful hair
She was not very tall, so she stood on a chair
And many a time have I kissed her there
Over the garden wall

Over the garden wall
The sweetest girl of all
There never were yet such eyes of jet
And you may bet I’ll never forget
The night our lips in kisses met
Over the garden wall

But her father stamped and her father raved
Over the garden wall
And like an old madman he behaved
Over the garden wall
She made a bouquet of roses red
But immediately I popped up my head
He gave me a bucket of water instead
Over the garden wall

Over the garden wall
The sweetest girl of all
There never were yet such eyes of jet
And you may bet I’ll never forget
The night our lips in kisses met
Over the garden wall

But where there’s a will, there’s always a way
Over the garden wall
There’s always a night as well as a day
Over the garden wall
We hadn’t much money, but weddings are cheap
So while the old fellow was snoring asleep
With a lad and a ladder, she managed to creep
Over the garden wall

Over the garden wall
The sweetest girl of all
There never were yet such eyes of jet
And you may bet I’ll never forget
The night our lips in kisses met
Over the garden wall


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