Internationally-acclaimed Songwriter,
Performer and Recording Artist
from County Durham, England

Gary Miller Songs

"As a song poet there are few in the world today to match him"
Green Man Review, USA

 

York's Museum Gardens

 

Lyrics

York's Museum Gardens is the place to be

For Sunday walks for everyone and best of all it's free

So many memories of so many days

That cannot be forgotten or taken away

York's Museum gardens that's the place to be


Peacocks in the gardens, such a pretty sight

But what an awful screeching noise

They'd give you such a fright

Now it's full of squirrels wild and free

Scurrying from tree to tree

York's Museum gardens that's the place to be


Picnics with the children in the summertime

Sandwiches and lemonade, what a lovely time

The children climbed the ruined walls

We were terrified that they might fall

York's Museum gardens that's the place to be


They used to have the brass bands there on each Sunday

Folks would flock from miles around just to hear them play

And rolling eggs down the hill

At Eastertime was such a thrill

York's Museum gardens that's the place to be


An atmospheric setting to stage the Mystery Plays

Outside at night, perfect in every way

Well wrapped up with sandwiches and flask

To guard against the chill and damp

York's Museum gardens that's the place to be


York's Museum Gardens is the place to be

For Sunday walks for everyone and best of all it's free

So many memories of so many days

That cannot be forgotten or taken away

York's Museum gardens that's the place to be



(Lyrics: Gary Miller / Tune: Lili Marlene)


© 2006 Whippet Records

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Notes

In 2017, Gary was commissioned by Northern Voices Community Projects to write this song for 'The Pitmen Poet of Percy Main'a book celebrating the life and work of Joseph Skipsey, published to mark the 185th anniversary of his birth in the colliery village of Percy Main on 17th March 1832.

 

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