Lyrics from The Magic Garden!

There was no lyrics sheet with The Magic Garden album, so the lyrics that are listed have been entered by ear, by hand. So there might be some mistakes. Especially during the end of The Hello Song where Paula and Carole's voices start to overlap. I've just recently added some sound bytes from the album, so click on the icons next to the titles or the underlined lyrics to hear them.

Feel free to email me with any corrections.

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side red:
1. the magic garden song (1:19) 1. come follow (traditional) (1:27)
2. the open window song (0:47) 2. all together again (2:02)
3. the hello song (1:53) 3. the story box (song and story) (7:39)
4. don't you push me down (1:50) 4. i bought me a rooster (traditional) (3:22)
5. nature's toys (2:11) 5. since we are met (3:05)
6. pop goes the weasel
(traditional with additional lyrics)
(0:59) 6. sparrow (2:30)
7. happy makes me clap (6:54) 7. race you down the mountain (1:25)
8. the chuckle patch (1:44) 8. see ya (1:28)
9. happiness (2:17) 9. x x
10. ragtime annie (the magic tree) (3:36) 10. x x

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side green:
one: the magic garden song 


this is the garden of make believe
a magical garden of make believe
where flowers chuckle and birds play tricks
and a magic tree grows lollipop sticks

here in the garden what we say and do
we'd like you to join us and do it to

can you crow like a rooster?
cock-a-doodle-doo!
and clap your hands and stamp your shoe

it's a funny place but it's surely true,
that we'd like to share it all with you

if you sing for me (la la-la-la-la-la)
i'll sing for you (lu lu-lu-lu-lu-lu)
if you cry for me (ooo hoo-hoo-hoo)
i'll cry for you (boo hoo-hoo-hoo)
if you scream for me (aaaahhhh!)
i'll scream for you (waaaahhhh!)
if you laugh for me (hee hee-hee-hee-hee-hee)
i'll laugh for you (ha ha-ha-ha-ha-ha)

so come on in without a fuss,
'cause the magical garden is waiting for us

birds chirping...
 
two: the open window song open up the window, listen to the wind blow pardon us the garden us is where we'll be come along, if you please, sing the song bumble-bees me and you, you and me, one big happy family then you and us together, happy as a feather, spinnin' round and up and down away we go lots of things to play here, so why all don't you stay here come and see our garden grow, hello come and see our garden grow, hello come and see our garden grow, hello come and see our garden grow
three: the hello song it's nice to say hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello it's nice to say hello hello and how are you it's nice to shake your hand shake hands, shake hands it's nice to shake your hand shake hands and how do you do i'm fine, me too we're fine and how are you i'm fine, me too we're fine and how are you hi victoria, monica and gregory, lisa, george and court neil, eric and roberta alexander, christoper, kathryn, warren, adrian, jason and kate sarah, austin, brit, kirk, peggy, curt, j.g. and bea, nancy, karen, ronny, bob and stacy marion, marty, bert, steve, bruce, gertrude, luigi, and alice adam, rachel, jill, ari, and andrea elizabeth, alex, shawn, ralph, billy, paul, corin, nicky, electra, and lenore melina, stevie, vanessa, shamad and christos and john and jenny and jim and mary and carla, ellen, jeffery, michelle, david and dimitri, ruth, jonathan, enya, and hi, ethel, felix, eddie, lief, anthony, andrew, darlene, gwen, garn, gleen, and julia janie, lester, roe, lionel, louis, bob, jim, kate, ron, dakota, earle, emmy, ellen, flo, henry, joy and jack, jay, christina, luke, matthew, lynn, lil, emily, phyllis, peter, theresa, virginia, and eileen, val and angie and patty and michael, mark, maria, olive, robert, tiny, shelly, susan, larry, tom, harvey, walter, warren, ziggy, anita, butch, barry, bobby, clay, charlie and madeline and sharon and marcy, mary, margaret, maureen, melissa, and margo, mimi, meleek, maggie, kelly, laura, lucy, leo, lenny, nicky, keith, kim, ... nicole ... and nellie ... <simultaneously> and athena, and abigal, agatha, alberta, and alexus, ... and amy and april ... gallagher and ... and hilary and irene and jean and joyce and jennifer, and jeffy and justin and jake and joey ..
Sorry about the blank spaces, Carole and Paula started belting out names like the chipmunks in harmony, so it was kind of tough. If you can pick out some more from the sound bytes I've put out here, email the names to me ;)
four: don't you push me down well you can play with me and you can hold my hand we can skip together down to the pretzel man's you can wear my mommy's shoes put on my daddy's hat you can even laugh at me but don't you push me down oh don't you push me push me push me don't you push me down don't you push me push me push me don't you push me down you can play with me we can play all day you can use my dishes if you put them all away you can feed me apples and oranges and plums you can even wash my face but don't you push me down so don't you push me push me push me don't you push me down don't you push me push me push me don't you push me down well you can play with me and we can build a house and you can take my ball and bounce it all around you can even take my skates and ride them all around you can even get mad at me but don't you push me down so don't you push me push me push me don't you push me down don't you push me push me push me don't you push me down oh don't you push me push me push me don't you push me down don't you push me push me push me don't you push me down
five: nature's toys butterflies, puppy dogs little girls and boys buttercups, daffodils all of natures toys hummingbirds, with a wing (???) flying high above treasure them, cherish them treat them with love coming birds, with a wind (???) flying high above treasure them, cherish them treat them with love
six: pop goes the weasel (traditional with additional lyrics) all around the cobbler's bench the monkey chased the weasel the monkey ??? was all in fun pop goes the weasel a penny for a spool of thread a penny for a needle that's the way the money goes pop goes the weasel all around the barber chair the monkey chased the weasel the weasel pinned the monkey there pop goes the weasel while the farmer wasn't home the monkey broke his favorite comb and smeared the shop with shaving foam (???) pop goes the weasel all around the candy store the monkey chased the weasel the candy spilled all over the floor pop goes the weasel when the monkey went goodbye the weasel ate a cherry pie kiss me quick, i'm off goodbye! pop goes the weasel
seven: happy makes me clap clap just once clap just once now do it twice now do it twice clapping keeps my hands warm clapping keeps my hands warm clapping... chorus: morning brings the sunshine sunshine makes me smile smiling makes me happy happy makes me clap jump just once jump just once now do it twice now do it twice jumping keeps your feet warm jumping keeps your feet warm chorus... sneeze just once sneeze just once loud sneeze by sherlock... oh sherlock! well the song says sneeze. don't get carried away! all right. sneeze just once sneeze just once now do it twice now do it twice sneezing keeps your nose warm sneezing keeps your nose warm chorus... stretch just once stretch just once now do it twice now do it twice stretching keeps your arms long stretching keeps your arms long chorus... hop just once hop just once now do it twice now do it twice hopping is what bunnies do hopping is what bunnies do chorus... run just once (running sounds...) run just once now do it twice now do it twice running gets you there fast (tempo increases...) running gets you there fast fast chorus... blink just once blink just once now do it twice now do it twice blinking makes your eyes shine blinking makes your eyes shine chorus... giggle just once (sherlock begins to giggle...) giggle just once now do it twice now do it twice giggling makes your elbow itch giggling makes your elbow itch sherlock, now you said you were not going to get carried away. sherlock, can't you be serious ... you want me to laugh seriously? yes laugh seriously please, will you try? all right. chorus... laugh just once laugh just once now do it twice now do it twice laughing keeps your heart warm laughing keeps your heart warm chorus... shuffle just once shuffle just once now do it twice now do it twice shuffling makes your shoes scrape shuffling makes your shoes scrape chorus... stamp just once stamp just once now do it twice now do it twice stamping keeps your shoes flat stamping keeps your shoes flat chorus... whistle just once whistle just once now do it twice now do it twice whistling keeps your teeth dry whistling keeps your teeth dry start chorus... hold it, stop the music! stop the music! aahh! sherlock what is it? we can't go on with this song because i don't know how to whistle oh sherlock, it's so easy, all you have to do is pucker up your lips and blow like this sherlock, watch (whistle) OK, let me try, here goes! sherlock puffs and whistles like a steam train... that's not quite the whistle we meant sherlock (laughing) OK, let me try! whistle! that's it! yay! chorus... kiss just once kiss just once now do it twice now do it twice kissing makes your lips smack kissing makes your lips smack chorus... sing just once sing just once now do it twice now do it twice singing makes your world bright singing makes your world bright chorus... sherlock gets a little carried away again... ohhh! i give up...
eight: the chuckle patch laughter... hello chuckle patch, what jokes did you grow for us today? i see one are you ready? oh, i'm ready! what time is it when an elephant sits on a fence? hmmm? what time is it when an elephant sits on a fence? time to get a new fence laughter... i see one over here oh this is cute! what's green and green and green and green? i don't know, what is green and green and green and green? a pickle rolling down hill oh no! laughter... i see a knock knock! oh that's good here we go knock knock who's there? lettuce lettuce who? let us in and you'll find out! laughter... here's another knock knock joke oh this is a long one. are you ready? i think so knock knock who's there? banana. knock knock who's there? banana. knock knock who's there? banana. knock knock who's there?!? orange. orange who? aren't you glad i didn't say banana? laughter... we have to go now chuckle patch if you've got any more jokes, you'll have to tell them chuckle patch voices and laughter...
nine: happiness raindrops bring flowers and flowers bring happiness smiles on faces are easy are happiness birds bring music and music brings happiness and ... happiness is you and me happiness is knowing you happiness is you and me happiness is loving you daytime is sunshine and sunshine is happiness movies bring sweet dreams and sweet dreams are happiness loving is giving and giving is happiness and ... happiness is you and me happiness is knowing you happiness is you and me happiness is loving you happiness is you and me happiness is knowing you happiness is you and me happiness is loving you
ten: ragtime annie (the magic tree) it's the magic tree! what's that it just dropped on the ground? it's a beautiful wooden box it's so pretty what's inside i wonder? let's open it up and see ready? here goes sound of lid creaking ... then sound of loud dancing music ... it has music inside! anything else? i didn't see anything let's look again, this is exciting lid creaking .. then dancing music ... lid slamming shut ... that is what's inside! you wanna hear the rest? it sounded like good dancing music, let's open the box and see if there's more let's get some spoons and things and clap and dance along and have some fun good idea! is everybody ready? you got your marching boots out? ready out there? here we go come on, get your dancing feet ready here we go again ... sound of lid creaking ... then more dancing music ... whew! the box slammed shut, i guess that's all thanks magic tree! that was really fun magic tree, thanks a lot sound of chuckle patch laughing ...
side red: one: come follow (traditional) come follow follow follow come follow follow me whither shall i follow follow follow whither shall i follow follow thee to the greenwood to the greenwood to the greenwood greenwood tree come follow follow follow come follow follow me whither shall i follow follow follow whither shall i follow follow thee to the magic to the magic to the magic magic tree repeat in harmony...
two: all together again hey let's sing it again we're here we're here let's sing together my friends we're here we're here let's sing together my friends we're here we're here gray skies end when you spend some time with a friend so we'll all just sing it again we're here we're here when i'm not feeling so hot you understand if i'm happy and your not well here's my hand yes it's really true you're my friend and i sure love you so let's all just sing it again we're here we're here when my puppy ran away i cried all day and you sat me down beside you and the tears went away then the puppy came along and he found us both in song and he joined in with a howl and he said i'll stay we're all together along we're here we're here we're all together you know we're here we're here we feel good when we are all together again sing it all together again we're here we're here everybody! we're all together again we're here we're here we're all together again we're here we're here gray skies end when you spend some time with a friend so we'll all just sing it again we're here we're here one more time! we're all together again we're here we're here we're all together again we're here we're here gray skies end when you spend some time with a friend so we'll all just sing it again we're here we're here
three: the story box (song and story)
four: i bought me a rooster (traditional)
five: since we are met
six: sparrow
seven: race you down the mountain
eight: see ya see ya, see ya, hope you had a good good time da dum hope you have a good good mornin' um-hmmm hope we get to see you again da dum whistling ... see ya, see ya, hope you had a good good time da dum hope you have a good good mornin' um-hmmm i hope we get to see you again da dum whistling ... see ya, see ya, glad that you could stay a while da dum glad that we could say good mornin' to you hope you have a shiny day da dum hope you have a shiny day um-hmmm hope you have a shiny day so long, bye bye now la la la la la ...

Sound Bytes from The Magic Garden!
With the modern miracle of sound cards and a patch cord, I've managed to put some of the cool stuff I've been struggling to remember all of these years on-line. All of the samples are 8bit, mono, 110khz, so the quality is only OK. I hope you enjoy 'em though ...
the magic garden song
* This is the garden of make believe...
the open window song
* Open up the window...
the hello song
* We'd like to say hello...
* I'm fine, me too...
* Charlie (my name)
* Unrecognizable children's names ...
the chuckle patch
* We have to go now chuckle patch...
happy makes me clap
* Sneeze just once... (with Sherlock)
* You want me to laugh seriously?
ragtime annie (the magic tree)
* It's the magic tree!
* You got your marching boots out?
the story box
* The story box...
see ya
* See ya, see ya...

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