Country Gardens / In An English Country Garden
Composer: Traditional / ?

Melody played by Garcia during "Take A Step Back" at the Grateful Dead show at Foxboro Stadium on July 14, 1990.

The tune is thought to be an English Morris dance tune possibly dating back to the 18th century. An arrangement by Percy Grainger for piano and orchestra became well-known in the 20th century. It now appears with the titles Country Gardens, English Country Garden, and In An English Country Garden. There are English and American variations in the lyrics of more recent versions. There are also a number of parodies.


A more comprehensive list may be added later.

no info Country Gardens (arrangement), Percy Grainger, 1918
no info Single (English Country Garden / A Little Dog Cried), Jimmie Rodgers, 1961


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