From the recording We Could Use A Little Rain

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Home Grown Tomatoes
(Guy Clark)

There ain’t nothin’ in the world that I like better

Than bacon ‘n lettuce ‘n homegrown tomatoes

Up in the morning out in the garden
Get you a ripe one don’t get a hard one

Plant ‘em in the spring eat ‘em in the summer

All winter without ‘em’s a culinary bummer

I forget all about the sweatin’ and diggin’

Every time I go out and pick me a big one

CH Homegrown tomatoes homegrown tomatoes

What would life be without homegrown tomatoes

The only two things that money can’t buy

That’s true love and homegrown tomatoes

You can go out to eat now and that’s for sure

But there ain’t nothin’ a homegrown tomato won’t cure

Put ‘em in a salad put ‘em in a stew

You can make your very own tomato juice

Eat ‘em with eggs eat ‘em with gravy

Eat ‘em with beans pinto and navy

Put ‘em on the side you can put ‘em in the middle

Put a homegrown tomato on a hotcake griddle


Now if I was to change this life I lead
I’d be Johnny tomato seed
Cause I know what this country needs
It’s homegrown tomatoes in every yard you see

When I die don’t bury me
In a box in a cemetery 

Out in the garden would be much better
I could be pushin’ up homegrown tomatoes


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