Alfred Armstrong (alfaguru) wrote,
Alfred Armstrong
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Apparently not everything is on the internet

For no obvious reason, a curious little song from my childhood just popped into my head. Strangely Google does not seem to have heard of it, though my memory of the words may be to blame there, and there is also the matter of exactly how one particular word is spelt.

I remember only fragments of this song, but it ended, as far as I can recall, thus:

"Come into the garden, I've a secret word for you,
Come into the garden, I'm a Lortle(?) too".

What the heck a Lortle was, I have no idea, except that I remember it as a made-up word particular to this song. If you were a Lortle you kept it quiet. Was it a code-word for "gay"? Maybe, but I wouldn't have cottoned on at the time. The playground word of the time was "mo", short for "homo", and I'm pretty sure I hadn't heard it then and certain I didn't know what it meant.

Has any kind person out there come across this song? Remember the rest of the words? Or did I dream it?
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