How many kinds of sweet flowers grow
In an English country garden?
I'll tell you now of some that I know
And those I miss you'll surely pardon:
Daffodil, heart's ease and phlox
Meadowsweet and lady smocks
Gentian, lupine and tall hollihocks,
Roses, foxgloves, snowdrops, forget-me-nots,
In an English country garden.

 

How many insects come here and go,
Through our English country garden?
I'll tell you now of some that I know
And those I miss you'll surely pardon:
Fireflies, moths, and bees
Spiders climbing in the trees
Butterflies that sway on the cool, gentle breeze.
There are snakes, ants that sting
And creeping things,
In an English country garden.

How many songbirds fly to and fro
Through our English country garden?
I'll tell you now of some that I know
And those I miss you'll surely pardon:
Bobolink, cuckoo and quail
Tanager and cardinal
Bluebird, lark, thrush and nightingale.
There is joy in the spring
When the birds begin to sing,
In an English country garden.

Robin, don't forget the robin...
Robin, don't forget the robin!