Garden Song    (video)

 

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Inch by inch, row by row,            gonna make this garden grow,

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    gonna mulch it deep and low, gonna make it fertile ground.

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Inch by inch, row by row,           please, bless these seeds I sow,

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    please, keep them safe below 'till the rain comes tumbling down.

 

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1. Pullin' weeds and pickin' stones,    we are made of dreams and bones,

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    need a place to call my own, 'cause the time is close at hand.

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    Grain for grain, sun and rain,           find my way in nature's chain,

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    till my body and my brain tell the music of the land.

 

+ CHORUS

 

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2. Plant your rows straight and long,        season with a prayer and song,

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    Mother Earth will make you strong, if you give her loving care.

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    Old crow watching from a tree, he's got his hungry eye on me,

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    in my garden I'm as free, as that feathered thief up there.

 

+ CHORUS (2x)

 

    (Arlo Guthrie)