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Langtree's Lament Songs of the Series Over The Garden Wall Cartoon Network

Langtree's Lament is a song sung by Miss Langtree from the episode Schooltown Follies. It is about her heartbreak after Jimmy Brown left her and incorporates the entire alphabet and some numbers into it.


"A" is for the apple that he gave to me,

But I found a worm inside.

"B" is for beloved that I call to him before he left my side.

And “C”, see what he did, that’s “D”,

Did it to poor ol’ me.

How could I be such an “E”motional fool? ("F").

"G" is for the gentlemen I thought he was

When he first said hi,

"H" "I".

"J" is for the joker that is Jimmy B., the man who made me cry,

That’s a "C".

And “K”,

Well, you know it’s just not okay

To kiss and then run away,

Leaving alone without leaving a letter for “L”angtree.

"M" is for the misery he left me in,

"N"ever to return again.

"O" what a poor ("P") fool I’ve been, "Q"ueuing in line for him.

And “R”, are you the one for me?

Yes, “S”ay you’ll come back to me...

Why are you tempted to “T”ease me? Ohh...

You, "Y" not "U", have got to "U"nderstand,

The value of a woman’s heart ("V").

Why, “W” not “Y”, did you think it was fine to “X” me from the start?

And “Y”, yes “Y”,

Is the question that’s on my mind.

Oh why,

Why did you leave me right before reaching our “Z”enith?

1 is the number of men I’ve loved,

And 2 is the times I’ll say it’s you (it’s you)!

3 is the number of days you’ve been gone,

But it feels like four times two.

8, at the hour the sun goes down,

I remember life with you around.

I wish I had nine lives like that one... oh