"Whose Garden Was This" as written by and Thomas R / Paxton....
Whose garden was this?
It must have been lovely.
Did it have flowers?
I've seen pictures of flowers,
And I'd love to have smelled one !

Whose river was this?
You say it ran freely?
Blue was its color?
I've seen blue in some pictures
And I'd love to have been there!

Ah, tell me again I need to know
The forest had trees
The meadows were green
The oceans were blue
And birds really flew
Can you swear that was true

Whose gray sky was this?
Or was it a blue one?
Nights there were breezes?
I've heard records of breezes,
And you tell me you felt one.

Ah, tell me again I need to know
The forest had trees
The meadows were green
The oceans were blue
And birds really flew
Can you swear that was true



Lyrics submitted by ralph mctell, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Whose Garden Was This" as written by Tom Paxton Thomas R Paxton

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    General Commentisn't it "tell me again, i NEED to know"?
    scheisseon May 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it depends from which version are you talking about. There are several recordings, and he may change sometimes a word or two.
    pieligeroon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFolk songs change. I listen to at least two versions of this with only passing confusion.

    As a teenager, I had a fondness for stories that were set beyond either nuclear holocaust or some other reason for modern civilization going the way of the ancient Romans. This song reminds me of these stories.

    The land is dead, and child asks an elder to repeat again his stories of a lost world he has never seen, intent on the memories of a fading history.
    Dimensiaon February 12, 2011   Link

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