Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Homegrown Tomatoes

HOME GROWN TOMATOES
Words and Music by Guy Clark
Sung by John Denver on the album "HIGHER GROUND"


There ain't nothin' in the world that I like better
Than bacon 'n lettuce 'n home grown tomatoes
Up in the morning, out in the garden
Get you a ripe one, don't pick a hard 'un
Plant 'em in the spring, eat 'em in the summer
All winter without 'em is a culinary bummer
I forget all about the sweatin' and the diggin'
Every time I go out and pick me a big 'un

Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes
What would life be without home grown tomatoes
Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love and home grown tomatoes

You can go out to eat an that's for sure
But there's nothin' a home grown tomato won't cure
Put 'em in a salad put 'em in a stew
You can make your own tomato juice
You can eat 'em with eggs, eat 'em with gravy
You can eat 'em with beans, pinto or navy
Put 'em on the side, put 'em in the middle
Home grown tomatoes on a hot cake griddle

Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes
What would life be without home grown tomatoes
Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love and home grown tomatoes

If I's to change this life I lead
You could call me Johnny Tomatoe seed
'Cause I know what this country needs
Home grown tomatoes in every yard you see
When I die don't bury me
In a box in a cold dark cemetary
Out in the garden would be much better
'Cause I could be pushin' up a home grown tomato

Home grown tomatoes, home grown tomatoes
What would life be without home grown tomatoes
Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love and home grown tomatoes

7 comments:

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

mmmmmm, love BLT's too! Our tomatoes are still green. Soon soon, I will be joining you.

scarecrow said...

OH! YEAH! And the music fades with the last drum beat. Bud A Dump!

Well here' one for ya!
Summer squash, zucinie? and curry.

Fry them up in oil heavly laced with hot curry add V8 juice and onion along with what ever kind of leftover meat you have.

Later

Petra said...

Show me the layout you are making of these photo's and lyrics!
I like the smell and taste of tomatoes!

firstborn said...

love it!
& i believe i have something of YOURS on my blog {smile}!!!!

Tracie said...

YUMMY! I loooove homegrown tomatoes!!! (And John Denver!!)

TFS Gabz!!

Loreluca said...

Maaan! You made me WANT to plant tomatoes! Never tried before, but I sure like heck want to plant some, maybe next year!

Loreluca said...

Hey... did I say that your daughters are AS PRETTY AS THEY COME??? Wowsers! They are really, really cute!! Keep posting pics, I loved them!