Grow Garden Growp MP3 | Luanne Crosby

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Grow Garden Grow
©Luanne Crosby

1.When I was a baby, the first spring of my life
My parents gathered up some toys and carried me outside
They put me on a blanket underneath the apple tree
And as they dug the soil, they sang this song for me
They sang:
Grow Garden Grow, this food for you and me
The earth will give us sustenance to raise our family
Grow Garden Grow, we’ll work it with our hands
We’ll take only what we need and give back what we can.

2.The next year I was running ‘round in diapers and a shirt
With my little plastic shovel I was digging in the dirt
I drove my parents crazy sometimes running to and fro
“Till they’d stop and laugh and pick me up and dance me through the rows,
Singing:
Grow Garden Grow, this food for you and me
The earth will give us sustenance to raise our family
Grow Garden Grow, we’ll work it with our hands
We’ll take only what we need and give back what we can.

3.When I was eight they bought me tools just the size for me
I had a plot to call my own and do with what I please
I grew peas and beans and beets, all the things I liked
I was proud of what I did myself and sang with all my might
I sang:
Grow Garden Grow, this food for you and me
The earth will give us sustenance to raise our family
Grow Garden Grow, we’ll work it with our hands
We’ll take only what we need and give back what we can.

4.At thirteen I was old enough and really thought I should
Work beside my mom and dad and do the things I could
My little sister loved to use the tools that once were mine
A family all together, working in the warm sunshine
Singing:
Grow Garden Grow, this food for you and me
The earth will give us sustenance to raise our family
Grow Garden Grow, we’ll work it with our hands
We’ll take only what we need and give back what we can.

5.Now I’m grown with my own family in the farmhouse on the hill
We wait all winter ‘till the soil is warm enough to till
Then we head out to the garden, our baby by the hand
We put her near the apple tree and sing the song again
We sing:
Grow Garden Grow, this food for you and me
The earth will give us sustenance to raise our family
Grow Garden Grow, we’ll work it with our hands
We’ll take only what we need and give back what we can.