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Whose Garden Was This?

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Whose Garden Was This?
(Tom Paxton)

Whose garden was this?
It must have been lovely
Did it have flowers?
I've seen pictures of flowers
And I'd love to have smelled one

Whose river was this?
You say it ran freely
Blue was its color
I've seen blue ones on pictures
And you tell me you've been there

Ch.: Ah, tell me again I need to know
     The forest had trees, the meadows were green,
     The oceans were blue and birds really flew
     Can you swear that was true?
Whose grey sky was this?
Or was it a blue one?
Nights there were breezes
I've heard records of breezes
And you tell me you've felt one?

Whose forest was this?
And why is it empty?
You say there were bird songs
And squirrels in the branches
But why is it silent

Ch.:

Whose garden was this?
It must have been lovely
Did it have flowers?
I've seen pictures of flowers
And I'd love to have smelled one
Copyright United Artists Music
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recorded on "The Very Best Of Tom Paxton" (1986). Tom wrote this song
in 1969 for the first ecological teach-in at North-Western University in
Evanston, Illinois. This makes it one of the very first ecological songs
at large. MJ
 But see Monongahela Sal, some 20 years earlier RG

MJ
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