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Lyr Req: True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes

21 Mar 00 - 12:29 PM (#198709)
Subject: True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes
From: GUEST,David Strickler (dstrickler@lof.com)

I'm trying to find music & lyrics for a song with the chorus: "...the only two things money can't buy, true love and homegrown tomatoes."

I would also like to know who recorded this song.

Thanks, David Strickler (dstrickler@lof.com)


21 Mar 00 - 12:44 PM (#198720)
Subject: RE: Help: True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes
From: GUEST

It was written and recorded by Guy Clark.


21 Mar 00 - 12:51 PM (#198725)
Subject: RE: Help: True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes
From: GUEST,Bill in Alabama

John Denver recorded it. I don't remember which album, but the title is, I think Home Grown Tomatoes, and it's in the DT. Go to the search box (upper right) and click on H, then scroll down to it.

Bill


21 Mar 00 - 01:01 PM (#198730)
Subject: RE: Help: True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes
From: catspaw49

Denver had a pretty big audience with this one, even did it on a TV special as I recall, but Guy Clark does it better (to me). Heard John Prine do it once and it was the best I ever heard....he has the right voice and inflection to make it sound as home grown as the tomatoes.

Spaw


21 Mar 00 - 01:39 PM (#198753)
Subject: RE: Help: True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes
From: pastorpest

A couple of other places to find "Homegrown Tomatoes"

SING OUT! Magazine Volume 42, Number 2, Fall 1997 pages 114 and 115: lyrics, chords, melody in notation.

Guy Clark's CD "Keepers - A live recording" on Sugar Hill.


21 Mar 00 - 06:38 PM (#198905)
Subject: RE: Help: True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes
From: Barbara

Greg Brown sings it, too, and I believe has it on a recording by that name.
Blessings, Barbara


22 Mar 00 - 12:56 PM (#199222)
Subject: RE: Help: True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes
From: GUEST,David Strickler

Thanks for the help! I just found this site yesterday and I love it.


22 Mar 00 - 05:22 PM (#199366)
Subject: RE: Help: True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes
From: Kim C

I am a fortunate lass to live in the same city as Guy Clark AND John Prine, two of my favorite songwriters. And that's one of my favorite lines ever in a song - although here in Nashville, your money -will- buy homegrown tomatas down at the Farmer's Market. :)


22 Mar 00 - 05:56 PM (#199386)
Subject: RE: Help: True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes
From: Cara

My sister and I used to play this song over and over again on the jukeboxes in the bars where my dad worked when I was little. We loved it in part because there is a 'bad word' somewhere in the thing. I haven't thought about it in years. Great song. The jukeboxes also always had "All My Exes Live in Texas" which we thought was just hilarious (maybe that's the one with a bad word?) Fun memories...


22 Mar 00 - 06:21 PM (#199407)
Subject: RE: Help: True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes
From: SDShad

"Home Grown Tomatoes" is also sung by a mostly little-known singer/songwriter from Kansas name of Ann Zimmerman. Mind you, I'm a Guy Clark fan, but Ann does a great job on it--she also does a charming rendition of Hoagie Carmichael's "Two Sleepy People," FWIW.

Chris


23 Feb 03 - 07:44 PM (#896967)
Subject: Lyr Add: HOMEGROWN TOMATOES (Guy Clark)
From: JohnInKansas

HOMEGROWN TOMATOES
Words and Music by Guy Clark
© EMI Music / ASCAP

as printed in Sing Out!, V42#2, (Fall 1997) page 114,

Ain't nothing in the world
That I like better
Than bacon and lettuce
And 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 without 'em's
A culinary bummer.
I forget all about
The sweatin' and diggin'
Every time I go out and
Pick me a big one.

CHORUS
Homegrown tomatoes,
Homegrown tomatoes,
What'd life be without
Homegrown tomatoes?
Only two things that
Money can't buy and
That's true love and
Homegrown tomatoes.

Well you can go out to eat
And 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 eggs,
Eat 'em with gravy.
Eat 'em with beans,
Pinto or navy.
Put 'em on the side,
Put 'em in the middle
Put a homegrown tomato
On a hotcake griddle.

CHORUS

Now if I's to change
This life I lead,
Well, I'd be Johnny
Tomato Seed
'Cause I know what
This country needs,
It's homegrown 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.
I could be pushin' up
Homegrown tomates

CHORUS

Note: The tune, as notated, has some pretty "twisty" rythms, and rolls around (in C) on C, F7, and G7 chords.

Sing Out! Makes reference to Guy Clarks recordings:
"originally appeared on Better Days,
and now on the two-CD release Craftsman (Philo #1184/54)
and the live Keepers (Sugar Hill #1055)"

John


23 Feb 03 - 07:54 PM (#896973)
Subject: Lyr Add: True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes
From: JohnInKansas

Lyr Add previous post.

Posted to Tunes Wanted PermaThread.

John


23 Feb 03 - 08:10 PM (#896982)
Subject: RE: Help: True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes
From: Walking Eagle

Thanks for all the info on this song. I really love it and am thinking of adding to my list of 'must learns'.


23 Feb 03 - 08:25 PM (#896988)
Subject: RE: Help: True Love and Homegrown Tomatoes
From: Barbara

You can go here:Guy Clark words and tab page and find some of the things you want, but maybe not the tune.
Blessings,
Barbara