Guy Clark - Homegrown Tomatoes Lyrics

Ain't nothin' in the world that I like better
Than bacon & lettuce & homegrown tomatoes
Up in the mornin' 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 with out 'em's a culinary bummer
I forget all about the sweatin' & diggin'
Everytime I go out & pick me a big one

Homegrown tomatoes homegrown tomatoes
What'd life be without homegrown tomatoes
Only two things that money can't buy
That's true love & homegrown tomatoes

You can go out to eat & that's for sure
But it'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
Eat 'em with egss, eat 'em with gravy
Eat 'em with beans, pinto or navy
Put 'em on the site put 'em in the middle
Put a homegrown tomato on a hotcake griddle

If I's to change this life I lead
I'd be Johnny Tomato Seed
'Cause I know what this country needs
Homegrown tomatoes in every yard you see
When I die don't bury me
In a box in a cemetary
Out in the garden would be much better
I could be pushin' up homegrown tomatoes

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  1. Hi, Neighbor!

    You ain't John denver baby

    Rick Hewitt

    you're right... guy is by far the superior songwriter... though i admit denver did write some great songs ...without guy, john would not have been able to record the song... though i hear some idiot journalist did give denver credit for writing the song

  2. Upside Down

    David Spade on the fiddle

    Virginia Bush

    Guy seemed to think he was Stuart Duncan. ;-)

  3. seren bowen welsh radio

    Great song. So True! And I love a bassist who would slow dance with his bass...

  4. Herald K

    Kinda get a feelin' he isn't just singin 'bout tomatoes...

    Ben Lutz

    You must be buying em from the store

  5. Tom Forsythe

    Edgar Meyer is the master of integrating humour and music.

  6. TheGhost5600

    What was the TVZ song he was talking about?

  7. Dan Smith

    I’d like to hear the story behind the writing of that song!

  8. Cyber Space

    Ol' Guy was in his prime, and at the top of his game.............

  9. Theresa Fuess

    I love Guy

  10. Len Crouch

    Great writer and singer.