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I've Been Working In The Garden
by Connie Faust

Wednesday, September 27, 2006
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Sing it! You know the tune!
But Puhleez, speed up the tempo!
(or you'll never harvest a crop!)
If I don't have the rhythm right, please forgive me. I tried!

(1)

I've been working in the garden  all the livelong day.
I've got sunburn and a backache  that just won't go away.
Don't you hear the crows a-cawing?   Rise up so early in the morn!
Don't you hear the gardener shouting,  "Get OUT of my corn!

Veggies, won't you grow, 
                      Veggies, won't you grow, 
                                                           Veggies, won't you grow for me-e-e?Veggies, won't you grow,
                          Veggies, won't you grow,
                                                                Veggies, won't you grow for me?


Cauliflower, cabbage, zucchini, 
                                       I-can hardly wait-to see them sprou-ou-ou-out!
Cucumbers, asparagus, celery,  
                                                       hope the weeds don't choke them out!

Dig, plant, water and hoe, Dig, plant, water and ho-o-o-oe!
Dig, plant, water and hoe,  waitin' for my seeds to grow!

(2)

I've been working in the garden  all the livelong day.
I've got sunburn and a backache  that just won't go away.
Don't you hear the crows a-cawing?  Rise up so early in the morn.
Don't you hear the gardener shouting, "Get OUT of my corn!

Veggies, won't you grow,
                            Veggies, won't you grow,
                                                               Veggies, won't you grow for me-e-e?
Veggies, won't you grow,
                            Veggies, won't you grow,
                                                                   Veggies, won't you grow for me?


Carrots, onions, sweet peas, potatoes,  
                                                    planted in long beautiful row-ow-ow-ows,
Early corn, beans, brocc'li, tomatoes,  
                                                                      OOPS, a bug went up my nose!

Dig, plant, water and hoe, Dig, plant, water and ho-o-o-oe!
Dig, plant, water and hoe,  waitin' for my seeds to grow!
 
 
 

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Reviewed by Steve Groll 7/2/2011
I hate when bugs go up the nose. What a hoot!
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 3/27/2008
I did sing-a-long with you my friend and I sped the tempo too. This is very clever and fun and bright!
Reviewed by Joyce Devenish 2/10/2007
I like this. I have been working in my garden so this is great fun.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/6/2006
I love gardens and I love singing so this is a perfect offering. Thank you, for sharing it, Connie. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by alejapoet@aol.com Bennett 10/4/2006
Wow maybe one day I will be able to have my own house and grow a lovely garden.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/29/2006
I'm singing, Connie! Being a gardener myself, I found this delightful!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 9/28/2006
Hi Connie:

It is so much fun to read this. I had a tune going through my head while reading this, but not sure where the tune had originated from. Good work all over! Enjoyed this very much!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Aberjhani 9/27/2006
The best sing along I've had the pleasure of joining in quite some time:-) Terrific poem.
Aberjhani
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 9/27/2006
Love it, matter a fact doing some canning tonight...about sick of it, glad this is the last. I really like the poem, I may borrow it to read to my first grade class in the spring when we study the life cycle of a plant....great work.
Blessings,
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 9/27/2006
I love it!!
Reviewed by Teresa Redmond 9/27/2006
been there ,done that ,bought the t- shirt, but oh what rewards we reap for all our hard work, I love this poem/song
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/27/2006
Oh I hate to wait for plants to grow....I want an instant garden....too painful when I see the pigggies dig it up again!!

So I gave up...gardening and started to write poetry and therefor creating my own garden here!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 9/27/2006
Plants take a long time to grow, but his has a rhthym and some fun to it. Victor
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 9/27/2006
Thank you Connie for this precious write---

Love,
Dove
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/27/2006
And I've been reading your words, and enjoying what you've planted! Now I'm gonna have that tune stuck in me head.....well done, Connie, and hope your garden comes a cropper! :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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