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Judy Garland – A Cottage For Sale lyrics

Our little dream castle
With ever dream gone
Is lonely and silent,
The shades are all drawn,
And my heart is heavy as I gaze upon,
A cottage for sale.
The lawn we were proud of
Is waving in hay,
Our beautiful garden has withered away.
Where we planted roses
The weeds seem to say,
A cottage for sale.
Through every single window
I see your face,
But when I reach the window there's,
Only empty space.
The keys in the mailbox
The same as before,
But no one is waiting
For me -anymore.
The end of my story
Is there on the door.
A cottages for sale.

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    When my father died in 1946, my parents owned a summer cottage on a lake where many of their friends also lived. With 2 young sons to raise alone, I was only 9 months old. My mother was forced to sell the cottage to survive. This song reminds me of the agony she must have felt selling their 'little dream cottage' on a lake. One of the most poignant and sad songs ever written, with meaning for anyone who has suffered a major loss.
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