Who Sang I Wish I Was a Little Boy Again? Lynn Anderson

Lynn Anderson Rose Garden cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country Rock/Soft Rock
length: 2:13
Just a few short years ago
I played a lot with Bill and Joe
They seemed to think that I was quite a guy
I could climb the highest tree
And they would always follow me
We had friendship I thought would never die

Then I changed from tomboy girl
And grew into a woman's world
And moved away, leaving my old friends
Now I'm miles and years away
But I still dream of childhood days
And I wish I was a little boy again

Cause girls grow into women
And boys grow into men
And the world of make believe
All too soon must end
And I blame that awful change
For the shape my life is in
How I wish I was a little boy again

I married someone they don't know
And socially they're far below
The kind of life that I now have with him
The man I married is cold to me
For all his wealth he just can't see
That love cannot be bought you have to give

I wish I'd married one of them
Instead of being here with him
If I could leave right now I think I'd go
I'd trade this mansion I hate so
For a small treehouse with Bill or Joe
I wish I was a little boy again


Thanks to Mark Richards for these lyrics

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rose Garden
  • 2 For the Good Times
  • 3 Another Lonely Night
  • 4 I Don't Want to Play House
  • 5 Snowbird
  • 6 Your Sweet Love Lifted Me
  • 7 Sunday Morning Coming Down
  • 8 I Still Belong to You
  • 9 I Wish I Was a Little Boy Again
  • 10 It's Only Make Believe
  • 11 Nothing Between Us

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin