Can Someone Help with a Canadian Song about “A Bunny in My Garden”?

Marie wrote to me from Canada:

Hello Lisa,

I have been trying to find the rest of the words to a song my grandmother used to sing to me. My granny was from Newfoundland, Canada. Her family were immigrants from Scotland.

The words I remember are: (and I’m sorry I don’t have a scanner, or I would have written out the music!)

I know there is a bunny in my garden
C F E F G A G A Bflat C C

The donkey’s ears were pricked awhile a go
high C h F h F h F h F h E h E hD hD hC
___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
high C hF h F hF hF hE hE hD hD hC A

The mar-i-golds stood stiff- ly in a row.
Bflat hC hC hC hC hC Bflat A G E

Then all at once I saw the grasses quiver
E G G G G G G A A E E

Then all at once ___ ___ ___ ___ ___sway
E G G G G G G A A E

I know there is a bunny in my garden
C E F E G A G A Bflat hC hF

Oh how I wish that he’d come out and play.
Bflat hC hC hC hC hC Bflat A G E

Do you have any songs in your files that match this, or do you know where else I can search? My grandmother passed away about 20 years ago. Neither my mother or my aunt, or my sisters remember all the words. I really wish I could pass the complete song on to my children, who right now sing “la la la” for the missing words!

Thanks so much,
Marie McKibbin

If anyone can help with this song, please let us know about it in the comments below.

Thanks in advance!

Lisa

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