Garden Song Lyrics

Arlo Guthrie


publisher: ©Alfred
writers: David Mallett
album: Track 10 in album Power of Love
release date: 1981
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
genres: Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Folk
length: 2:39

Cover Art

Arlo Guthrie Power of Love cover art
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Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
Gonna mulch it deep and low
Gonna make it fertile ground

Inch by inch, row by row
Please bless these seeds I sow
Please keep them safe below
'Til the rain comes tumbling down

Pullin' weeds and pickin' stones
We are made of dreams and bones
Need a place to call my own
'Cause the time is close at hand

Grain for grain, sun and rain
Find my way in nature's chain
Till my body and my brain
Tell the music of the land

Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
Gonna mulch it deep and low
Gonna make it fertile ground

Plant your rows straight and long
Season with a prayer and song
Mother Earth will make you strong
If you give her loving care

Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
Gonna mulch it deep and low
Gonna make it fertile ground

Slug by slug, weed by weed
Boy this garden's got me t'd
All the insects come to feed
On my tomato plants

Sunburt face, skined up knees
The kitchen's chocked with zucchinis
I'm shopping at the A&P's
Next time I get the chance

Old crow watching from a tree
He's got his hungry eye on me
In my garden I'm as free
As that feathered thief up there

Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
Gonna mulch it deep and low
Gonna make it fertile ground


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Power of Love
  • 2 Oklahoma Nights
  • 3 If I Could Only Touch Your Life
  • 4 Whimanalo Blues
  • 5 Living Like a Legend
  • 6 Give It All You Got
  • 7 When I Get to the Border
  • 8 Jamaica Farewell
  • 9 Slow Boat
  • 10 Garden Song