Old Fashioned Garden (1919)

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One summer day
I chanced to stray
To a garden of flowers blooming wild.
It took me once more
To the dear days of yore
And a spot that I loved as a child;
There were the 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.