Homegrown Tomatoes

Guy Clark


Ain't nothin' in the world that I like better than


Bacon and lettuce and homegrown tomatoes


Up in the morning and out in the garden

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Get you a ripe one, don't get a hard 'un.

Plant'em in the springtime eat'em in the summer,

All winter without 'em's a culinary bummer.

I forget all about the sweatin' and the diggin'

Every time I go out and pick me a big'un.


          Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes,

          What'd life be without homegrown tomatoes,

          There's only two things that money can't buy

          That's true love and homegrown tomatoes.


You can go out and eat,  that's for sure,

But it's nothin' a homegrown tomato won't cure

You can put'em in a salad, put'em in a stew

You can make your very own tomato juice

You can eat'em with eggs, you can eat'em with gravy

You can eat'em with beans, pinto or navy

Put'em on the side, put'em on 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 grown 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

And I could be pushin' up homegrown tomatoes.


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