Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Grow It At Home

From the album Grow It at Home Buy Now

GROW IT AT HOME

Intro:

Chorus A:  We eat up the world when we gobble our food

Cause it comes from all over, and though it tastes good

Let’s think about where our meals come from

If we eat up the world, ... we got “no place like home”

If we eat up the world, ... we got “no place like home”

 

Chorus: Grow it at home, grow it at home

We won’t eat up the world cause we grow it at home (Repeat)

 

Our turkey grew up on a farm down South

Grapes from Chile taste great in my mouth!

Beans from France, eggplant from Japan

The mustard is English and so is the jam

Tomatoes from Mexico, Panama yams

Shrimp in our gumbo, came from Thailand

Potatoes from Canada, gravy from Spain

Peruvian onions and lobsters from Maine

 

It’s all pretty neat, but still, if we could

Let’s grow our own, then we’d know it’s good

Pick when it’s ripe, not unripe and green

We can eat right away, and we know that it’s clean

And clear from the poisons the big growers use

To kill bugs and critters who eat this stuff too

We know that our onions come out of our ground

And the eggs from our chickens are the best eggs around

Chorus

 

The world needs us all to cut back I think

So the carbon and water footprint can shrink

No gas for trucks or airplanes that fly it

No cardboard, no plastic, I’d sure like to try it!

Pay less for storage, for refrigeration

Less packing, less stacking, and less taxation!

No preservatives, no more processing please!

From garden, to basket, to kitchen to me!

Chorus & Instrumental Chorus

 

When we cut out long distance food distribution

We use less energy, have less pollution!

We’re more sustainable, locally grown

N’we get to know neighbors who grow stuff at home

Then every kid knows where the food comes from

Cause they plant it and weed it and when harvest comes

If somebody asks, “How does your garden grow?”

Well, they answer “Just great!” - cause every kid knows,

 

Chorus B:  We won’t eat up the world when we gobble our food

Cause it comes from right here!  And it tastes so good!

We care about where our meals come from

We won’t eat up the world, ... cause we grow it at home

Chorus (2x) – then repeat last line (2x)

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©Copyright 2010, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Grow It At Home  -  www.peteralsop.com

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A-E-B7-E, B-F#-C#7-F#

A-E, B-F#

B7-E, C#7-F#

A-E, B-F#

B7-E, C#7-F#

B7-E, C#7-F#

 

A-E, B-F#

B7-E, C#7, F#

 

A-E, B-F#

B7-E, C#7-F#

A-E, B-F#

F3-B7, G#-C#7

E, F#

B7-E, C#7-F#

E, F#

B7-E, C#7-F#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-E, B-F#

B7-E, C#7-F#

A-E, B-F#

B7-E, C#7-F#