Garden Where the Praties Grow

DESCRIPTION: ""Have you ever been in love, me boys, Oh! have you felt the pain? I'd rather be in jail, I would, than be in love again.... I'd have you all to know That I met her in the garden where the praties grow." The two marry and live happily ever after
AUTHOR: Johnny Patterson
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg)
KEYWORDS: love courting marriage
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Sandburg, p. 463, "I Met Her in the Garden Where the Praties Grow" (1 short text, 1 tune)
DT, PRATIGRO*

Roud #4803
RECORDINGS:
Dr. Smith & his Champion Hoss Hair Pullers, "In the Garden Where the Irish Potatoes Grow" (Victor 21711, 1928)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Why Paddy's Not at Work Today" (tune)
cf. "The Time o Year for Dippin Sheep" (tune)
SAME TUNE:
The Time o Year for Dippin Sheep (File: McSc090)
File: San463

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