“I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard”


Two girls were neighbors and close friends until "one day a quarrel came." The one tells the other "You can't play in our yard;" the other replies, "I don't want to play in your yard"; she will be sorry for all the fun she misses. Then they make up


Reported by Spaeth to be "the most popular child's song of the [1890s]" other than the works of Charles K. Harris. - RBW


  1. Spaeth-WeepMore, pp. 254-256, "I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #16802
  3. BI, SWM254


Author: Words: Philip Wingate / Music: H. W. Petrie
Earliest date: 1927
Keywords: youth fight