The Garden Song

The Kerry Boys - Live In the Studio


Inch by inch, row by row Gonna make this garden grow All it takes is a rake and a hoe And a piece of fertile ground Inch by inch, row by row Someone bless these seeds I sow Someone warm them from below Till the rain comes tumbling down Pulling weeds and picking stones Man is made of dreams and bones Feel the need to grow my own Cause the time is close at hand Grain for grain, sun and rain Find my way in nature’s chain Tune my body and my brain To the music from the land Plant your row straight and long Temper them with prayer and song Mother Earth will make you strong If you give her loving care An old crow watching hungrily From his perch in yonder tree In my garden I’m as free As the feathered thief up there