Beneficial, garden helper

Garden Song

Words and music by Dave Mallett

The seeds of our heart’s desires often grow slowly.

When we grow a little each day, we don’t always noticehow much we have changed.

Inch by inch, and row by row

Gonna make this garden grow

All you need is a rake and a hoe

And a piece of fertile ground

Inch by inch, and row by row

God bless these seeds

I sow

Please warm them from below

Till the rain comes tumbling down

Pulling weeds and picking stones

We are made of dreams and bones

I need a place to call my own while the time is still at hand

Grain for grain, the sun and rain

Make my way through nature’s chain

Tune my body and my brain to the music of the land


Plant your rows straight and long

Cover them with a prayer and a song

Mother earth will keep them strong

If you give them loving care

An old crow watching hungrily

From his perch on yonder tree

In my garden I’m as free as that feathered thief up there

Copyright © 1975 Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. (ASCAP)/DreamWorks Songs (ASCAP)Worldwide rights for DreamWorks Songs administered byCherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc.

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  1. Anita says:

    How wonderful! I had never heard this… Thank you for sharing!