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Subject: Lyr Req. Proper Gardener?
From: The Shambles
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 05:36 PM

Can anyone help with the words to 'Proper Gardener'? I think that is the title....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Proper Gardener?
From: Pene Azul
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 05:50 PM

Is it June Tabor's "A Proper Sort Of Gardener" (written by Maggie Holland)? If so, there's a review of an album that contains it here. No luck on lyrics so far.

PA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Proper Gardener?
From: The Shambles
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 05:57 PM

Ah yes, I missed off the 'sort of'. That's the one.

Lovely song.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PROPER SORT OF GARDENER (Maggie Holland^^
From: Morticia
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:14 PM

A PROPER SORT OF GARDENER
(Maggie Holland)

Once upon a time I found a garden
picked the brightest flowers that I could see
an apron ful of Mr Harding's flowers
I didn't know that he was watching me
Straight away my mother went to tell him
Wondering what he would say or do
Mr Harding smiled, he said she's just a little child
I knew that she'd be picking them for you

By the fire my dad would tell me stories
One of them concerned a garden too
Where the lion and the lamb lay down together
And every kind of fruit and flower grew
The gardener sent his children in to play there
Rejoicing in the brightness of the day
But when they went exploring and took a fruit to taste
He cursed them both and sent them on their way

Even then I realised in my childish mind
That he wasn't a proper gardener of the Mr Harding kind

Mr Harding's garden was all taken
By lesser men with concrete on their mind
Factory chimneys grew instead of daisies
No butterflies from that assembly line
My mother faded faster than a flower
Dad sat in the darkness and he cried
Mr Harding moves a little slower than before
But still he tends the grave where they both lie

Wherever it is they've gone to
I hope that they will find
A proper sort of gardener of the Mr Harding kind

A foolish womAn sometimes feels despairing
Thinks it seems so very hard to find
A child tries to plant a little everywhere she goes
That special love of the Mr Harding kind

Someday when I'm older
I hope that I will find
That I've grown into a gardener of the Mr Harding kind
^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Proper Gardener?
From: The Shambles
Date: 24 Jul 00 - 06:26 PM

Yes.

Many thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Proper Gardener?
From: Gervase
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 07:10 AM

Terri, you're a brick. I've been after than song for yonks, ever since I heard Pearl sing it in the barn at Towersey.
Many thanks!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Proper Gardener?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 02:23 PM

Gervase, all you had to do was ask me, I've been looking for an excuse to pass it on for ages..... I saw it done by Derek Gifford, at a Les Barker gig, to the accompanyment of a small barrow load of vegetables and a giant inflatable carrot which disappeared into the streets of Bedworth, never to be seen again.....

You can hear the tape if you want, but you get me having a paroxism as well....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Proper Gardener?
From: Morticia
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 03:35 PM

small, rectangular and red, Gervase? mmmmnnn, and I thought we were friends!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req. Proper Gardener?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 Jul 00 - 04:35 PM

Could be big, grey and wrinkly - is that a cinder block or an elephant.....

LTS (sorry)


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