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The Wiggles playing "English Country Garden"

English Country Garden is a Wiggles song written by Jimmy Rodgers from Pop Go The Wiggles!.

It was re-used for You Make Me Feel Like Dancing as an instrumental song (with more bouzouki and acoustic guitar added) listed as "Country Garden".

Lyrics

How many kinds of sweet flowers grow
In an English country garden?
I'll tell you now of some I know
Those I miss you'll surely pardon
Daffodils, heart's ease and flox
Meadowsweet and lilly stalks
Gentain, lupine and tall hollihocks
Roses, foxgloves, snowdrops, forget-me-nots
In an English country garden.

How many insects come here and go
In an English country garden?
I'll tell you now of some I know
Those I miss you'll surely pardon
Dragonflies, moths and bees
Spiders climbing from the trees
Butterflies flit in the gentle breeze
There are snakes, ants that sting (ah!)
Other creepy things
In an English country garden.

How many kinds of sweet flowers grow
In an English country garden?
I'll tell you now of some I know
Those I miss you'll surely pardon
Daffodils, hearts ease and flox
Meadowsweet and lily stocks
Gentian, lupine and tall hollyhocks
Roses, foxgloves, snowdrops, forget-me-nots
In an English country garden.

Robin, don't forget the Robin.
Robin, don't forget the Robin.

Song Credits

Trad. Arr. Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Anthony Field, Sam Moran, Paul Paddick, Carolyn Ferrie (Wiggly Tunes)

Trivia

  • Dominic Lindsay's name is listed credited in other versions of the song credits such as the US version, although he didn't arrange the song.
  • The song was composed, piano arranged and copyrighted by Percy Grainger and written by: Jimmie Rodgers or Richard M. Jordan and collected by: Ceeil Sharp.
  • Dorothy and Captain (Corothy) sing.
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