Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1920

Comments

There is a Garden

Verse by Ednah Proctor Clarke

Music by David Proctor

Cincinnati: The John Church Company (1920)

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Lyrics:

There is a garden that I know,
And all my thought like butterflies about it go.
I see red lilies lift their lips to mine,
And through the iron gate the stars of jasmine shine.
I hear the wood-thrush call in love-notes cool,
I watch the slim moon slip to hide
Deep in a ferny pool.

But in that garden rare I may not stray,
I only look and kiss the gate and go away;
I only look and kiss that gate and go away.
There is a garden that I know,
And all the tho’ts like butterflies about it go.

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