Garden party    (video)    (intro)    (midi)

 

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1. I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends,

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    a chance to share old memories        and play our songs again.

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    When I got to the garden party, they all knew my name,

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    no one recognized me,        I didn't look the same.

 

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But it's        all right now, I learned my lesson well,

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you see, you      can't please everyone, so you       got to please yourself.

 

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2. People came from miles around, everyone was there,

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    Yoko brought her walrus, there was      magic in the air.

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    And over in the corner, much to my surprise,

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    Mr. Hughes hid in Dylan's shoes       wearing his disguise.

 

+ CHORUS       + instrumental = CHORUS (lad n da da da…)

 

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3. Played them all the old songs, thought that's why they came,

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    no one heard the music,         we didn't look the same.

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    I said hello to "Mary Lou",       she belongs to me,

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    when I sang a song about a honky-tonk,       it was time to leave.

 

+ CHORUS       + instrumental = CHORUS (lad n da da da…)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4. Someone opened up a closet door and out stepped Johnny B. Goode,

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    playing guitar like a-ringin' a bell        and lookin' like he should.

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    If you gotta play at garden parties, I wish you a lotta luck,

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    but if memories were all I sang,       I rather drive a truck.

 

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But it's        all right now, I learned my lesson well,

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you see, you      can't please everyone, so you       got to please yourself.

 

 

+ instrumental = CHORUS (lad n da da da…)

 

+ CHORUS

 

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)    (Ricky Nelson)