I love you, Kate, a bushel and a peck
and a hug around the neck.
I love you, Kate, since we kissed
by the garden gate.
I'll have to ask your dad if we can wed.
If he says yes, we will set the date and
we will kiss twice by the garden gate!
He said yes! So we set the date
and we kissed twice by the garden gate.
He gave you away at a quarter to 8:00.
For our honeymoon we went far away,
and when we got home I carried Kate
through the garden gate.
Now we have children, one, two, three,
and so we closed the garden gate
so they can't run free!
•LORENA ROBINSON lives in La Salle.
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