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English Country Gardens

Updated: May 23, 2022

English Country Gardens is a level 2 performance piece, part number TQP.L2.CLCG.P17.


It requires the notes C3 to G3 and C4 to D5. A student needs to be able to play the scale of C major before playing this piece.


This piece uses quavers and moves have position in the right hand. It would be advantageous to be able to play with the metronome.


This is a performance piece because a student should aim to play it without having to think about it.


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About English Country Gardens


This tune is a traditional English folk song used to accompany morris dancing [2]. The tune was collected by Cecil Sharp [1], and has more or less entered the contemporary British national consciousness.


The words are [3]


How many gentle flowers grow in an English country garden? I'll tell you now, of some that I know, and those I miss I hope you'll pardon. Daffodils, hearts-ease and flocks, meadow sweet and lilies, stocks, Gentle lupins and tall hollyhocks, Roses, fox-gloves, snowdrops, forget-me-knots in an English country garden.


How many insects find their home in an English country garden? I'll tell you now of some that I know, and those I miss, I hope you'll pardon. Dragonflies, moths and bees, spiders falling from the trees, Butterflies sway in the mild gentle breeze. There are hedgehogs that roam and little garden gnomes in an English country garden.


How many song-birds make their nest in an English country garden? I'll tell you now of some that I know, and those I miss, I hope you'll pardon. Babbling, coo-cooing doves, robins and the warbling thrush, Blue birds, lark, finch and nightingale. We all smile in the spring when the birds all start to sing in an English country garden.


Guitar chords can be found on this link. [3]

 

Hands Together Practice Video


Right Hand Practice Video


Left Hand Practice Video


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