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Garden Troll

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Inspired by an actual "big black beast" -- who I wish would spend more of his time in the garden, and less time in the house!

(Kid Version)

There's a troll in our garden I think he's come to play
He washed with the garden hose, I hope Mom lets him stay
He still smells kinda funny, but I think he's rather neat
I'm sure he can come inside if he'll wipe his muddy feet
I'm sure he can come inside if he'll wipe his muddy feet

He can sleep in my bedroom and play with me at night
His fur glows florescent green, it is an awsome sight
I fed him once already, so I know he likes roast beef
And my mom won't mind his drooling, if he'll only brush his teeth.
And my mom won't mind his drooling, if he'll only brush his teeth.

There's a troll in our garden he's hid behind the shed
With claws sorta yellowish, and eyes a kind of red.
I'm sure when he's not growling he's as quiet as a mouse
And my mom will let me ride him if we don't run in the house.
And my mom will let me ride him if we don't run in the house.




(Parent Version)

There's a troll in my garden, I don't know what to do!
He's eaten my vegetables, and all my flowers too.
I hope and pray today's the day that fin'ly sees him gone
But my husband says to keep him here to help us mow our lawn.
Yes my husband says to keep him here to help us mow our lawn.

Well my son thinks he's ugly and bad as bad can be.
He fights that big mean troll off to save himself and me.
The Troll thinks he's just playing rough, (the kid's not very strong.)
I sure hate to think what he will do when he finds out he's wrong.
I sure hate to think what he will do when he finds out he's wrong!

Even worse is my daughter who thinks that he's a toy.
He's big fuzzy furred and soft just ev'ry toddler's joy.
She cuddles up beside him while her "Trolly" snores and dreams
If he only won't roll over I will try to quell my screams.
If he only won't roll over I will try to quell my screams.

To my baby he's "Horsey" the perfect kind of ride.
She'll catch him while sleeping and then climb his hairy side.
When he wakes up he jumps the fence, with baby on his back.
He's just got to go before I have a massive heart attack!
Yes he's got to go before I have a massive heart attack.

So I called Parks and Wildlife, to come haul him away.
They said "It's domestic and the city pound does strays."
The pound said "It's just not a breed that we're prepared to bus."
And the zoo keepers just scratched their heads "It don't belong to us!"
Yes the zoo keepers just scratched their heads, "It don't belong to us."

There's a troll in my garden, I don't know what to do!
He's eaten my vegetables and all my flowers too.
My fam'ly says he's kinda cute, and that I can believe
But his manners are atrocious and I wish that he would leave.
Yes his manners are atrocious and I wish that he would leave.

Copyright © 1996, 2000, 2003 Michelle Bottorff



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