Letters from a Hill Farm
This is a terrific song Nan. You always come up with good music to listen to.
I first heard this song done by Arlo Guthrie. I used to sing it to my kids as they played in the sandbox and I sat on the little triangular seat. The words are so wonderful. I fear that young people now are mostly urban and don't have that same attachment to 'mother earth' as he sings about.
I picked my first zucchini last night!!Row by row!
I planted my first zucchini seeds yesterday. :<)))
I'm so happy you posted this song. For some reason I'd always assumed it was a Pete Seeger song - I had no idea Mr. Mallett had written it.It goes so well with your header image, too. The butterfly looks like a package adornment, with ribbon curls all around!
Many, many people have sung his song. As I wrote to Lisa, I first heard Arlo sing it, and I thought he wrote it.I so love what you wrote about the photo. Just wonderful.
I think it was Kat of Coffee fame who introduced me to the Mallett original. Being of the Muppet Show generation, I believed it was a John Denver song. I think it's nice that we all came to it via different paths.
I love what you said about 'different paths.' Really wonderful. That's why it is so great when younger singers/bands do older songs. They introduce a younger generation to music they might not have heard. Example: when we went to Rusted Root, they played Suspicious Minds, and it was news to our kids that Elvis had done it. As I wrote, I knew it as an Arlo song, and never heard of the Muppets/John Denver version. :<)
Well, I'm not sure where I first heard it, just that I always knew it and LOVED this rendition of it.
I am really going to try and respond to your comments as soon as they come in! I'm so grateful for your notes.Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.