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Itchycoo Park

The Small Faces Itchycoo Park song was written about this park.


The classic Itchycoo Park song by the Small Faces was written about this park. Lead singer and songwriter Steve Marriott came from nearby Manor Park.

It's unofficial name was down to the copious amounts of stinging nettles down there that make you itch a lot!

The lyrics of the song are as follows:

Over bridge of sighs
To rest my eyes in shades of green
Under dreamin' spires
To Itchycoo Park, that's where I've been

What did you do there?
I got high
What did you feel there?
Well I cried
But why the tears there?
I'll tell you why
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful

I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be niceand have fun in the sun

Tell you what I'll do (what will you do?)
I'd like to go there now with you
You can miss out school (won't that be cool)
Why go to learn the words of fools?
What will we do there?
We'll get high
What will we touch there?
We'll touch the sky
But why the tears then?
I'll tell you why

It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful

I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be nice and have fun in the sun

It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
It's all too beautiful
Ha! It's all too beautiful

Location: Little Ilford Park, Church Road, London


its all too beautiful (trevor)
Posted by trevor on 2008-06-27