From the recording Tomato Pickin'
by Guy Clark ~ Key of “C”
Homegrown Tomatoes, ⇒Homegrown Tomatoes,
What would life be without Homegrown Tomatoes?
Only two things that money can't buy:
And that’s true love and Homegrown Tomatoes.
(Sing Refrain between each verse -- Last time through, repeat from ⇒)
There ain’t nothin' in the world that I like better than
Bacon, ‘n’ Lettuce and Homegrown Tomatoes;
Up in the mornin’, out in the garden,
Pick you a ripe one, don't get a hard 'un.
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 a’diggin
Every time I go out and pick me a big 'un.
Well, you can go out to eat, ‘n’ that's for sure,
But there's 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!
You can eat ‘em with eggs… eat ‘em with gravy;
Eat ‘em with beans (try pinto or navy).
Put ‘em on the side, or put ‘em in the middle:
Put a Homegrown Tomato on a hot cake griddle…
If I could change this life I lead,
Well, I’d be Johnny ‘Tomato Seed’
‘Cause I know what this country needs:
It's home Homegrown Tomatoes in every yard you see!
When I die don't bury me
In a box in a cemetery
Out in the garden, it would be much better:
And I could be pushin’ up home grown tomatoes!
Don't ya just love this song!