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Abdul Gasazi’s Garden

Inspired by the book The Garden of Abdul Gasazi by Chris Van Allsburg
Song by Sam Jones

This song is available on Sam Jones' Songs About Popular Children’s Books, Vol 1.


(to the tune of “Pop Goes the Weasel”)

Miss Hester had a dog named Fritz
Alan had to walk her
And when he did you won’t believe
What they discovered
A sign past the bridge said
Signed by Abdul Gasazi
Retired Magician
Fritz got free and galloped away
Right into the garden
Alan fell and yelled at the dog
But Fritz just ignored him

When Alan met Gasazi
Alan told his story
Then Gasazi said he changed
Fritz into a ducky

When Alan took the duck in his arms
His eyes were filled with tears
The duck flew off with Alan’s hat
And he disappeared

Miss Hester heard Alan’s story
She said it was impossible
Then she saw Fritz with Alan’s hat
Now isn’t that incredible
She saw Fritz with Alan’s hat
Isn’t that incredible

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Many thanks to Sam Jones for permission to publish these lyrics.
© Sam Jones. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi © Chris Van Allsburg. All rights reserved.


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