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Lyr/Chords Req: The Queen's Garden

John MacKenzie 21 Aug 01 - 02:57 PM
Sorcha 21 Aug 01 - 04:38 PM
GUEST,Hilary 22 Sep 12 - 11:46 AM
GUEST,Hilary 23 Oct 12 - 02:04 PM
John MacKenzie 23 Oct 12 - 05:02 PM
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Subject: Queens Garden
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 02:57 PM

Many years ago I picked up a song called "The Queen's Garden" which I believe to be based on a ballad called "Little Sir Hugh", and was based on the belief then prevalent, that Jews required to drink the blood of a Christian child in Celebrating Passover. The 1st verse starts:: One day me bounce me ball so high, it landed in a tree, and bounce into de queens gardeen, where no one could see it but me. This was said to be a West Indian re-telling of the said ballad. Any help on background and/or more verses gratefully received.

Jock


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Queens Garden
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Aug 01 - 04:38 PM

Giok, check this thread and see if it is what you are looking for. Several versions in it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Queen's Garden
From: GUEST,Hilary
Date: 22 Sep 12 - 11:46 AM

This is a version called the Queen's Garden which is from the Bahamas. The words are slightly different than yours. I learned it from Alan Lomax's Folksongs of North America

One day as I was going to school
I bounced my ball so high
I bounced it into the Queen's gardeen
Where no one could see where it fall

Come een, come een my brave young boy
Come een and get your ball
Oh no, oh no I can't come een
Unless my school mates follow

She showed him an apple as green as the grass
She showed him a gay gold ring
She showed him a kerchief as white as snow
So she could entice him een

She took him by the lily white hand
She led him through the hall
She led him into the green gardeen
Where no one could hear when he hollered

She brought a kerchief of linen fine
A knife both long and keen
She brought a basin of marble stone
So she could entice him een


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Queen's Garden
From: GUEST,Hilary
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 02:04 PM

Sorry. Last line is "To catch his life blood een"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Queen's Garden
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 05:02 PM

Thanks Hilary.Been looking for that for such a long time. I still can't remember where I learned it originally.


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