COME INTO THE GARDEN, JOHN
 
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Mary and John were courting
and a spooning pair were they,
Once at a party all the crowd
were in on room and the noise was loud
Mary looked at John and then
She winked and said, 'My dear,
Don't you think it's getting,
Just a bit too warm in here?'

Chorus: So, come into the garden, John, la la la la la,
Come into the garden, John, la la di la la.
We can sit there on each other's knees
All amongst the cabbages and peas.
Come into the garden, John. la la la la la.
Go and put your top-coat on.
You can tell me what love means,
'Mongst the turnip tops and greens.
So, come into the garden, John.


Mary and John went into the garden
And sat there for a while.
John had his coat turned up like this,
They felt too chilly to spoon and kiss.
They went back in the parlour,
She sat so ill at ease.
Coaxingly she whispered,
If you love me darling, please...

Chorus: So, come into the garden, John, la la la la la,
Come into the garden, John, la la di la la.
We can sit there on each other's knees
All amongst the cabbages and peas.
Come into the garden, John. la la la la la.
Go and put your top-coat on.
You can tell me what love means,
'Mongst the turnip tops and greens.
So, come into the garden, John.


Mary and John got married,
And they went on their honeymoon.
In a hotel, they're in the gloom,
They felt so shy in the coffee room.
Some other people sat around,
And gazed upon the pair.
Mary pinched his arm and said,
'Oh, how the people stare!'

Chorus: So, come into the garden, John, la la la la la,
Come into the garden, John, la la di la la.
We can sit there on each other's knees
All amongst the cabbages and peas.
Come into the garden, John. la la la la la.
Go and put your top-coat on.
You can chase your newly wed,
All around the parsley bed.
So, come into the garden, John.

 
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Performed by Billy Williams (1877-1915)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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