Project 365 / Day 45 – Tiptoe Through the Tulips


Tiptoe through the window
By the window, that is where I’ll be
Come tiptoe through the tulips with me

Oh, tiptoe from the garden
By the garden of the willow tree
And tiptoe through the tulips with me

Knee deep in flowers we’ll stray
We’ll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe through the tulips with me

Tiny Tim

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day today!


36 thoughts on “Project 365 / Day 45 – Tiptoe Through the Tulips

  1. I love the photo! However, I’m going to get picky here. “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” was originally published in 1929. The song was written by Al Dubin (lyrics) and Joe Burke (music). Just so the proper people get credit.

    The song is played every year by the Holland High School marching band in the Tulip Time festival parades each May in Holland, Michigan. And, if you want to see tulips, the Tulip Time festival is the place to go! I may have to swing by for a day this year, it’s been a few years since I did.

    • See, I knew I would need your knowledge and expertise one of these times. The only song that comes to my head is the Tiny Tim version with the Uckelele. Thank you so much for this historical correction. I never would have known!
      I wouldn’t have associated Michigan with tulips, but you’re absolutely right ! We have our own Holland stateside. πŸ™‚
      Happy Valentine’s Day.

      • I had to look up who had actually written the song, but I knew it wasn’t Tiny Tim, as I had heard it many times before his version was released.

        Yes, there are a lot of us of Dutch heritage living here in West Michigan, and one thing we’re good at is growing things, especially flowers.

    • Thank you so much Mary ! It was a bit of the challenge with the light and trying to get a pleasing composition. I loved the full bouquet but it just didn’t come across right on film. πŸ™‚
      Happy Valentine’s Day back to you Mary.

    • Now that is the true mecca of tulips ! Holland ! You are so fortunate to be able to have seen them there. It is on my bucket list though. These are store bought. Not even my crocus are up yet. Snow predicted for today. ;-(

  2. I just heard something on the radio that said that tulips, not roses, are considered the most romantic flower to give on Valentine’s Day. I agree. I think tulips are absolutely beautiful, as evidenced in your photo.

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