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Garden Song

David Mallett
1975, 1977, 1978 Cherry Lane Music Co.

    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 comes tumbling down

Pullin' weeds and pickin' stones, 
Man is made of dreams and bones
I feel the need to grow my own 
Cause the time is close at hand
Grain for grain, sun and rain 
I'll find my way in nature's chain
Tune my body and my brain 
To the music from the land


Plant your rows straight and long, 
Temper them with prayer and song
Mother earth can 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


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