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Posted By: John MacKenzie
21-Aug-01 - 02:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: The Queen's Garden
Subject: Queens Garden
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