#00734
The Garden Song (Harry Hibbs) MIDI, video
#627: YouTube video by quickaccent2006 ©2011
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Inch by inch, row by row,
gonna make this garden grow;
All it takes is a rake and a hoe,
and a piece of fertile ground.
Inch by inch, row by row,
someone bless these seeds I sow;
Someone warm them from below,
till the rains come tumblin' down.

Pullin' weeds and pickin' stones,
man is made of dreams and bones;
Feel the need to grow my own,
'cause the time is close at hand.
Grain for grain, sun and rain,
find my way in nature's chain;
Tune my body and my brain,
to the music from the land.

Inch by inch, row by row,
gonna make this garden grow;
All it takes is a rake and a hoe,
and a piece of fertile ground.
Inch by inch, row by row,
someone bless these seeds I sow;
Someone warm them from below,
till the rains come tumblin' down.

Plant your rows straight and long,
temper them with prayer and song;
Mother Earth will make you strong,
if you give her love and care.
An old crow watching hungrily,
from his perch in yonder tree;
In my garden I'm as free,
as that feathered thief up there.

Inch by inch, row by row,
gonna make this garden grow;
All it takes is a rake and a hoe,
and a piece of fertile ground.
Inch by inch, row by row,
someone bless these seeds I sow;
Someone warm them from below,
till the rains come tumblin' down.

####.... David Mallett © Cherry Lane Music / ASCAP ....####
Recorded by David Mallett (David Mallett, trk#6, 1978, North Road Records).

The video above features a variant recorded by Harry Hibbs (Pure Gold, trk#11, 1980, Tapestry Records and Tapes, Toronto, Ontario); and on a compilation album produced by Russel Bowers (The Very Best Of Harry Hibbs, trk#10, 2001 CD, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, produced at Studio F, CBC Radio, St John's, NL).


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