The Garden Song (Inch By Inch)
Various Artists (David Mallett, 1975)



Chorus
| [D] Inch by inch, | [G] row by [D] row, | [Em] gonna [A] make this | [D] garden grow. |
| [Em] All it [A] takes is a | [D] rake and a [Bm7] hoe and a | [Em] piece of fertile | [A] ground. |
| [D] Inch by inch, | [G] row by [D] row, | [Em] Someone [A] bless the | [D] seeds I sow. |
| [Em] Someone [A] warm them | [D] from be- [Bm7] low, 'til the | [Em] rain comes [A] tumbling | [D] down. |
| [D] | [D] | [D] |


| [D] Pulling weeds | [G] and picking [D] stones, | [Em] we are [A] made of | [D] dreams and bones |
| [Em] Feel the [A] need to | [D] grow my [Bm7] own 'cause the | [Em] time is close at | [A] hand. |
| [D] Grain for grain, | [G] sun and [D] rain, | [Em] I find my [A] way in | [D] nature's chain |
| [Em] I tune my [A] body | [D] and my brain to the | [Em] music [A] from the | [D] land. |
| [D] | [D] | [D] |   

Chorus
| [D] Inch by inch, | [G] row by [D] row, | [Em] gonna [A] make this | [D] garden grow. |
| [Em] All it [A] takes is a | [D] rake and a [Bm7] hoe and a | [Em] piece of fertile | [A] ground. |
| [D] Inch by inch, | [G] row by [D] row, | [Em] Someone [A] bless the | [D] seeds I sow. |
| [Em] Someone [A] warm them | [D] from be- [Bm7] low, 'til the | [Em] rain comes [A] tumbling | [D] down. |
| [D] | [D] | [D] |

So | [D] plant your rows | [G] straight and [D] long, | [Em] temper [A] them with | [D] prayer and song |
| [Em] Mother [A] Earth will | [D] make you [Bm7] strong if you | [Em] give her love and | [A] care
Now | [D] old crow watching | [G] hungri- [D] ly, | [Em] from his [A] perch in | [D] yonder tree. |
| [Em] In my [A] garden | [D] I'm as [Bm7] free as that | [Em] feathered [A] thief up | [D] there. |
| [D] | [D] | [D] |

Chorus
| [D] Inch by inch, | [G] row by [D] row, | [Em] gonna [A] make this | [D] garden grow. |
| [Em] All it [A] takes is a | [D] rake and a [Bm7] hoe and a | [Em] piece of fertile | [A] ground. |
| [D] Inch by inch, | [G] row by [D] row, | [Em] Someone [A] bless the | [D] seeds I sow. |
| [Em] Someone [A] warm them | [D] from be- [Bm7] low, 'til the | [Em] rain comes [A] tumbling | [D] down. |
| [D] | [D] | [D] | [D↓]

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#Last Updated 5/18/20 JJ
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