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Cole Porter: Old Fashioned Garden (1919)

Composed by Cole Porter for the musical Hitchy Koo
Recorded 1919
Vocalist – Olive Klein

Also featured on the T.V. show Boardwalk Empire


One summer day I chanced to stray
To a garden of flow’rs blooming wild,
It took me once more To the days of yore
And a spot that I loved as a child;
There were phlox, tall hollyhocks,
Violets perfuming the air,
Frail eglantines, shy columbines,
And marigolds everywhere.
It was an old fashioned garden
Just an old fashioned garden
But it carried me back
To that dear little shack
In the land of long ago.

I saw an old fashioned Missus
Getting old fashioned kisses
In that old fashioned garden
From an old fashioned beau

Lyrics: Cole Porter
Music: Cole Porter

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