Ricky Nelson

I went to a garden party
To reminisce with my old friends
A chance to share old memories
Play our songs again
When I got to the garden party
They all knew my name
No one recognized me
I didn’t look the same

But it’s all right now
I learned my lesson well
You see, you can’t please everyone
So you got to please yourself

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  1. shinichi Post author

    Garden Party

    Ricky Nelson

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    Ooh-ooh-ooh

    I went to a garden party
    To reminisce with my old friends
    A chance to share old memories
    Play our songs again
    When I got to the garden party
    They all knew my name
    No one recognized me
    I didn’t look the same

    But it’s all right now
    I learned my lesson well
    You see, you can’t please everyone
    So you got to please yourself

    People came from miles around
    Everyone was there
    Yoko brought her Walrus
    There was magic in the air

    And over in the corner
    Much to my surprise
    Mr. Hughes hid in Dylan’s shoes
    Wearing his disguise

    But it’s, all right now
    I learned my lesson well
    You see you can’t please everyone
    So you got to please yourself

    Lott-in-dah-dah-dah, lot-in-dah-dah-dah

    Played them all the old songs
    Thought that’s why they came
    No one heard the music
    We didn’t look the same

    I said hello to Mary Lou
    She belongs to me
    When I sang a song about a honky-tonk
    It was time to leave

    But it’s, all right now
    I learned my lesson well
    You see you can’t please everyone
    So you got to please yourself

    Lot-dah-dah-dah (lot-dah-dah-dah)
    Lot-in-dah-dah-dah

    Someone opened up a closet door
    And out stepped Johnny B. Goode
    Playing guitar like a-ringin’ a bell
    And lookin’ like he should

    If you gotta play at Garden parties
    I wish you a lot of luck
    But if memories were all I sang
    I rather drive a truck

    But it’s, all right now
    I learned my lesson well
    You see you can’t please everyone
    So you got to please yourself

    Lot-dah-dah-dah (lot-dah-dah-dah)
    Lot-in-dah-dah-dah

    And it’s, all right now (yeah)
    Learned my lesson well
    You see, you can’t please everyone
    So you got to please yourself

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