The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #1495   Message #75986
Posted By: Frank of Toledo
06-May-99 - 12:16 AM
Thread Name: ADD: The Garden Song (David Mallett)
Subject: RE: the garden song
David Mallett wrote the Garden Song in 1975. It was recorded by Pete Seeger and many others.That was the song that put him on the map as a songwriter. "That song was a gift from as pure a place as there can be," he says. "I was working with my father, who was an avid gardener, and I remember I was on my knees, my hands were in the dirt, and we were planting peas. The song just came to me." I am having David Mallett in concert here in Toledo Or in November and the highlight is that he's giving a childrens' show in the school and using the song and book to teach the children the song to sing at our evening concert. When we speak of great songs this has to be included with the best of them.