Whose Garden Was This?: Tom Paxton

Dave Van Ronk claimed that it was really Tom Paxton of the NYC folk scene who first claimed the mantel of singer/songwriter among folkies, daring to sing mainly his own songs in the cafés, which led the way to Dylan and Ochs. Here’s a great Paxton song from fifty years ago that could have been written yesterday.

Monday morning, for all that’s been lost.

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2 thoughts on “Whose Garden Was This?: Tom Paxton

    • There was a more popular version of this song done by John Denver, but I like this original better. Such an interesting melody, too. It kind of just misses the notes you would expect, which makes the song more poignant.

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