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Lyr/Chords Req: The Queen's Garden

21 Aug 01 - 02:57 PM (#532642)
Subject: Queens Garden
From: John MacKenzie

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


21 Aug 01 - 04:38 PM (#532727)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Queens Garden
From: Sorcha

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


22 Sep 12 - 11:46 AM (#3408696)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Queen's Garden
From: GUEST,Hilary

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


23 Oct 12 - 02:04 PM (#3424900)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Queen's Garden
From: GUEST,Hilary

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


23 Oct 12 - 05:02 PM (#3425021)
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: The Queen's Garden
From: John MacKenzie

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