Song: How many kinds of sweet flowers grow..?

‘English Country Garden’ a folk song adapted and sung by Jimmie Rodgers)
…the photo roll is really worth watching to the end…… its all flowers and birds
[James Frederick “Jimmie” Rodgers (born September 18, 1933 in Camas, Washington, United States) is an American singer. He is not related to the country singer of the same name]

How many kinds of sweet flowers grow
In an English country garden?
I’ll tell you now of some that I know
And those I miss you’ll surely pardon

Daffodils, heart’s ease and phlox
Meadowsweet and lady smocks
Gentian, lupine and tall hollyhocks
Roses, foxgloves, snowdrops, forget-me-nots
In an English country garden
(In an English country garden)

How many insects come here and go
Through our English country garden?
I’ll tell you now of some that I know
And those I miss you’ll surely pardon

Fireflies, moths and bees
Spiders climbing in the trees
Butterflies that drift in the gentle breeze
There are snakes, ants that sting
And other creeping things
In an English country garden
(In an English country garden)

How many songbirds fly to and fro
Through our English country garden?
I’ll tell you now of some that I know
And those I miss you’ll surely pardon

Bobolink, cuckoo and quail
Tanager and cardinal
Bluebird, lark, thrush and nightingale
There is joy in the spring
When the birds begin to sing
In an English country garden
(In an English country garden)

Robin (robin, robin) don’t forget the robin…
(Don’t forget the robin, robin)
Robin (robin, robin) don’t forget the robin…
Music
“In an English Country Garden” by Jimmie Rodgers

14 thoughts on “Song: How many kinds of sweet flowers grow..?

      1. or a hummingbird! I just changed it to another version which still has a few strangers, it was when I played it again just now and saw the robin at the end looking like an eagle I had to do something quick. (not that there is anything wrong with robins looking like eagles I guess) Someone pointed out the other day from the US (after I put my own robin pictures out) that New York robins aren’t a bit sweet. Anyway the version I just put on has a nice set of robins ( replacing the version you just saw!) still some unknown flyers in it though.

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  1. I could not ask for a more beautiful Sunday post than this, gorgeous flowers, birds, and music, you are a gem Gill, thank you! ❀ I want to spend the day in an English country garden!

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