Who Sang Garden Party? Marillion

Marillion Script for a Jester’s Tear cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Steve Hogarth, Mark Kelly, Ian Mosley, Steve Rothery, Peter Trewavas
release date: 1983-3-14
length: 7:20
producer: Nick Tauber
vocal: Fish
mixer: Simon Hanhart
recording engineer: Simon Hanhart
bass: Pete Trewavas
guitar: Steve Rothery
membranophone & percussion: Mick Pointer
synthesizer & keyboard & piano: Mark Kelly
composer: Mark Kelly, Mick Pointer, Brian Jelliman, Pete Trewavas, Steve Rothery, Diz Minnitt, Derek William Dick
lyricist: Derek William Dick
Garden Party held today, invites call the debs to play,
Social climbers polish ladders, wayward sons again have fathers,
Edgy eggs and queing cumbers, rudely wakened from their slumber,
Time has come again for slaughter on the lawns by still

Champagne corks are firing at the sun again
Swooping swallows chased by violins again

Straafed by Strauss they sulk in crumbling eaves again.
Apertifs consumed en masse display their owners on the grass
Couples loiter in the cloisters, social leeches quoting Chaucer.
Doctor's son a parson's daughter where why not and should they oughta

Please don't lie on the grass, unless accompanied by a fellow,
May I be so bold as to suggest Othello.
Punting on the Cam is jolly fun they say
Beagling on the downs Oh please come they say

Rugger is the tops a game for men they say.
Angie chalks another blue, mother smiles she did it too
Chitters chat and gossips lash, posers pose pressmen flash.
Smiles polluted with false charm, locking onto Royal arms,

Society columns now ensured, return to mingle with the crowds
Oh what a crowd.

CD 1
  • 1 Script for a Jester’s Tear
  • 2 He Knows You Know
  • 3 The Web
  • 4 Garden Party
  • 5 Chelsea Monday
  • 6 Forgotten Sons