Johnny Crow's Garden

07 April 2010 00:00 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

LL Brooke

Introduction can be found in Village for a Thousand Years. "... it is this garden (Pillar House) which has the prime right to be called Johnny Crow's Garden, because it was here that Leslie Brooke was living when he drew the pictures for that, his best known book."  We live opposite Pillar House.

Many of LL Brooke's works are available on-line at Project Gutenberg.

The pictures are included in the links above, but root about and you will find the words - eg

JOHNNY CROW'S GARDEN.

Johnny Crow
Would dig and sow
Till he made a little Garden.

And the Lion
Had a green and yellow Tie on

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

And the Rat
Wore a Feather in his Hat

But the Bear
Had nothing to wear

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

So the Ape
Took his Measure with a Tape

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

Then the Crane
Was caught in the Rain

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

And the Beaver
Was afraid he had a Fever

But the Goat
Said:
"It's nothing but his Throat!"

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

And the Pig
Danced a Jig

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

Then the Stork
Gave a Philosophic Talk

Till the Hippopotami
Said: "Ask no further 'What am I?'"

While the Elephant
Said something quite irrelevant

And the Goose--
Well,
the Goose _was_ a Goose

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

And the Mouse
Built himself a little House

Where the Cat
Sat down beside the Mat

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

And the Whale
Told a very long Tale

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

And the Owl
Was a funny old Fowl

And the Fox
Put them all in the Stocks

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

But Johnny Crow
He let them go

And they all sat down
to their dinner in a row

In Johnny Crow's Garden.

"GOOD-BYE!"

Lion in garden



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