Mad John’s Escape Lyrics - Donovan

Donovan A Gift From a Flower to a Garden cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Donovan Leitch
Release Date: 1967-12
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Folk
length: 2:23
composer: Donovan
lyricist: Donovan
Mad John came down from Birmingham very hastily
And from Borstal he had ran
He made it down to Torquay
Good boy Mad John

Mad John holed up
In an allotment shed by a railroad siding
In came the man for the watering can
He didn't see John hiding
Good boy Mad John
Mad mad Mad John, etc.

Mad John met Jill in a transport cafe
By the juke box loud
And over double eggs chips and beans
They made a solemn vow
And Jill paid the bill

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wear Your Love Like Heaven
  • 2 Mad John’s Escape
  • 3 Skip-a-Long Sam
  • 4 Sun
  • 5 There Was a Time
  • 6 Oh Gosh
  • 7 Little Boy in Corduroy
  • 8 Under the Greenwood Tree
  • 9 The Land of Doesn’t Have to Be
  • 10 Someone Singing
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Song of the Naturalist’s Wife
  • 2 The Enchanted Gypsy
  • 3 Voyage Into the Golden Screen
  • 4 Isle of Islay
  • 5 The Mandolin Man and His Secret
  • 6 Lay of the Last Tinker
  • 7 The Tinker and the Crab
  • 8 Widow With Schawl (A Portrait)
  • 9 The Lullaby of Spring
  • 10 The Magpie
  • 11 Starfish-on-the-Toast
  • 12 Epistle to Derroll