Sitting in My Garden / Scotland Yard / Reliable Parts Jingle

from by Jack Rumbley and the Bumbling Doffers

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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... 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


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


Reliable Parts (good morning)


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


from The Hat Incident, released September 1, 2016



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