Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Garden Song

Image from Drip Irrigation Systems

The Garden Song is a ballad about the joys of working in the garden to grow one's own produce.

I well remember the first time I heard this song in the early eighties. I was riding along a country road near Victoria, with friends of friends who had just had a new baby.

Somehow, the song, the baby, and my then single and childless state stirred my unstable emotions and caused me to embarrass myself by bursting into tears.

I've loved the song ever since, and so do a lot of others, including the legendary Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Here John Denver sings it at the invitation of Kermit the Frog, and here the song is performed by its writer, Dave Mallett.

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