Charlie's Garden

Lyrics: John Dawson
Music: John Dawson

Played by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in the late 1970s.

Charlie is a friend of mine
Used to live downtown
In a little rented place
Up behind the movie house
Charlie had a roof-top garden
Planted out of view
And what was Charlie's garden hiding?
Should be clear to you

Chorus
I'm going up
Up in Charlie's garden
I'm going up
Up in Charlie's garden
Those ain't roses growing up
Up in Charlie's garden

Charlie is a friend of mine
Yes, and that's where I would go
Any time I had troubles
Or just was feeling low
We would go and trim a bit
Of what was growing there
And then enjoy the sunshine
In that garden in the air

[chorus]

Charlie got so disgusted
When the blue skies turned to brown
That she went and moved the whole caboodle
Ninety miles from town
Leaving me back home alone
And breathing city air
Mercy, I'm here telling you
When I could be up there

[chorus]

I'm going up
Up in Charlie's garden
Going up
Up in Charlie's garden
Going up
Up in Charlie's garden
Going up
Up in Charlie's garden
Going up
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     1985 Marin County Line

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