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Lyr Req: I'm a Lonely Little Petunia in an Onion..

15 Jun 97 - 08:09 PM (#6873)
Subject: Petunia In Onion Patch
From: Cleo

Can anyone remember a song about "I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch?" A friend of a friend asked for help, so I don't have any other words than these. It possibly dates from the fourties.


15 Jun 97 - 09:16 PM (#6882)
Subject: RE: Petunia In Onion Patch
From:

Any Arthur Godfrey fans out there? or Capt. Kangaroo?

Think they both did it....


27 Jun 97 - 01:14 AM (#7579)
Subject: RE: Petunia In Onion Patch
From: Casey

Cleo,

I have it on good authority (my mother) that it was sung on the radio in the fifties by Two Ton Baker, believed to be out of Chicago. The portion of the lyric my mother remembers (and it may be the whole song) are:

I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch, An onion patch, an onion patch. I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch. Oh, won't you come and play with me?

Boo hoo! Boo hoo! The air's so strong it takes my breath away, Quite away.

I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch. Oh, won't you come and play with me?

I hope this helps.

Casey


28 Jun 97 - 10:03 PM (#7672)
Subject: RE: Petunia In Onion Patch
From: Cleo to Casey

Thank you very much. This was enough to spark the men\mory of my friend.


28 Jun 97 - 10:13 PM (#7674)
Subject: RE: Petunia In Onion Patch
From: Alan of Australia

Cleo,

Are Casey's words complete or does your friend now have a more complete set which could be posted here? Please!

I was very young at the time (honest) but I can remember hearing it often on the "wireless".

Cheers,
Alan


28 Jun 97 - 10:48 PM (#7677)
Subject: RE: Petunia In Onion Patch
From: Cleo to A of A

Whoopsie. I should have thought on my own to reciprocate with more lyrics to post here. It may be a few days before I can see my friend, but when I do I'll post as complete of lyrics as she remembers. There were other lyrics that she recited.


28 Jun 01 - 07:00 PM (#494335)
Subject: Petunia in an onion patch
From: gaelicconquest

Hi folks-Can anyone help me with this pld childrens song-It could be called: A Lonely little Petunia in an onion patch--Thaks for your help


28 Jun 01 - 07:05 PM (#494338)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Petunia in an onion patch
From: Pene Azul

You can get the lyrics on this page (click).

Jeff


28 Jun 01 - 07:14 PM (#494344)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Petunia in an onion patch
From: Pene Azul

This forum search also pulls up some older threads, but they appear to contain fewer verses.

Jeff


28 Jun 01 - 07:17 PM (#494345)
Subject: Lyr Add: I'M A LONELY LITTLE PETUNIA IN AN ONION..
From: Pene Azul

Here's the version from the link above:


I'M A LONELY LITTLE PETUNIA IN AN ONION PATCH
The Happy Gang


Of all the saddest words
That I have ever heard
The saddest is the story
Told me by a bird
He had spent about and hour
Chatting with a flower
and here ís the tale the flower told

I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch, an onion patch, an onion patch
I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch
and all I do is cry all day
Boo hoo, boo hoo
The air ís so strong it takes my breath away
I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch, oh won't you come and play with me

Who put me in this bed?
I'll bet his face is red
I call him down with every teardrop that I shed
If I only had him here
I'd take him by the ear
And make him share my misery

I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch, an onion patch, an onion patch
I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch
and all I do is cry all day
Boo hoo, boo hoo
The air ís so strong it takes my breath away
(Feee-you!)
I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch, oh won't you come and play with me

My nerves begin to crack
Each time I see a track
Made by a kitty with a stripe right down his back
If he ever stopped by me, I think I'd rather be
A dead petunia, wouldn't you?

Ooooh he ís a lonely little petunia in an onion patch, an onion patch, an onion patch
He ís a lonely little petunia in an onion patch
And all he does is cry all day
Boo hoo, boo hoo

The air ís so strong it takes my breath away.
(Feee-you!)
I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch, oh won't you come and play with me


28 Jun 01 - 11:12 PM (#494458)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Petunia in an onion patch
From: Peg

awwwwwww....

My mom sang this to me when I was little...

The rest is history.

Funny, she liked to plant petunias in the garden, too.


13 Jul 18 - 12:06 AM (#3937008)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Lonely Little Petunia in an Onion..
From: GUEST,Bob

The whole song is sung on You Tube.


15 Jul 18 - 09:47 AM (#3937481)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm a Lonely Little Petunia in an Onion..
From: leeneia

46 versions of this dismal little tune. Something is wrong here.