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Thread #129581   Message #2910067
Posted By: Joe Offer
19-May-10 - 03:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dig for Victory (WWII garden song)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dig Dig Dig Lyrics please
Here's another. I found this at the Website of the Dowling Community Garden, which began in 1943 as a victory garden in Minneapolis, Minnesota:
This jingle from a 1942 radio show "Farm and Home Hour" sums up the spirit of the day:

    Get out and dig dig dig in the sunshine
    You can make one garden grow
    Every seed you buy will gladly multiply
    Til we've overcome our foe.
    Get out and work work work for the nation
    We can keep our country free
    Help the rain above feed the ones we love
    Dig our way to victory.
    Planting corn – every day.
    Planting beans – come what may
    Turn the sod – trust in God
    And the earth will show the way.

    Get out and dig dig in the sunshine
    Every heart will feel a glow –
    As we turn the tide we'll be glad we tried
    To make ten million gardens grow.

Another slogan (which even present day gardeners should heed): "Let there be no slackers on the home front – the Victory Garden front."