"Courtyard" as written by and Bobbie Gentry....
Said he'd build me a courtyard
He promised he would
And spend time in my courtyard
Whenever he could

In the corner, a tall tree
So shady and cool
And a white marble fountain
In a clear sparkling pool

A lovely stone courtyard
With a lacy iron gate
And a bountiful garden
Where I could wait

Yes, he built me a courtyard
Like he promised he would
And I know that he'd come to my side
He would if he could

Patterns on a courtyard floor
Illusions of all I'm living for

Lyrics submitted by cojo727

Courtyard song meanings
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    My Interpretation I think my interpretation would be that she was expecting her husband or boyfriend to build this Courtyard for her and possibly something very unfortunate happened to him before he could ever do it and you could hear the sadness in her voice and it was beautiful how she described how she visualized it... Personally I think it's a beautiful song but very sad in Grim at the same time
    MusicFan6302on December 26, 2017   Link

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