Over the Garden Wall

DESCRIPTION: The young couple court "over the garden wall": "Over the garden wall, The sweetest girl of all, I'll never forget those eyes of jet, You may bet I'll never forget, Over the garden wall."
AUTHOR: Words: Harry Hunter / Music: G. D. Fox (source: Browne)
EARLIEST DATE: 1879 (sheet music)
KEYWORDS: courting
FOUND IN: US(MW,SE,So) Britain(England)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Randolph 867, "Over the Garden Wall" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 714, "Over the Garden Wall" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Browne 20, "Over the Garden Wall"(1 text, 1 tune, plus excerpts from two songster versions)

Roud #3765
Carter Family, "Over the Garden Wall" (Montgomery Ward M-7354. c. 1937)
File: R867

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