Sitting in My Garden / Scotland Yard / Reliable Parts Jingle

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I often sit alone down in my garden,
Thinking about every little pretty toy and trinket that I know (Oh)
There are often much too many to remember,
So I recline my posture, take my pen, and jot them in my little book (Oh)

And leaf by leaf, I fill the little margins with severity
And day by day I deliver all my preference to posterity
Each and every page, it goes like this:

I like cakes and I like trains
I like puddings and souffles
I like Sunday football games on TV
I like bowling in the park,
Gin and ices after dark,
Bowler hats and cricket caps and bearskins.

You musn't think of me as very shallow,
For I often sit up late at night and contemplate my portrait of the queen
And in the morning hours, I am not resting
I'm much too busy testing and protesting all the creases in my sheets (Oh)

And my book is a way for me to believe
That a nook is a home for you and for me
For the things it shows are worth every ledger I know...

...so then each and every page, it goes like this:

I like cricket, I like tea
Some commercials bother me, but
Croquet is the game for me on Mondays.

I like church and fine museums,
green berets, oh, when I see 'em
Pill box hats and coonskin caps and kufi's

Toques and turbans, helmets fair
Bicorne felt-tops everywhere
Ascot caps and Ushankas and Mitres

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And then they came a little closer,
Reflecting faces in the glass
And confiscating so demonstrably
My hats...

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Reliable Parts (good morning)

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GIve me more, give me more
Give me more more more! (music)

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from The Hat Incident, released September 1, 2016

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