Mother Earth Will Make You Strong If You Give Her Love and Care

Inch by Inch (the Garden Song) by David Mallett is a beautiful, engaging song that is one of my favorites in the Sing Books repertoire.

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Inch by Inch (the Garden Song)
Words and Music by David Mallett
Illustrated by Ora Eitan

I’ve sung this songs hundreds of times, but  was singing it with a group of children yesterday when one of the lyrics popped out at me as a special message regarding Project PUT:

Mother Earth will make you strong if you give her love and care.

Our health and well being depends on the health and well being that we nurture in our earth.  What could be more important?  What do riches matter if we are sick and unhappy?

John Denver sings the lyric at about 1:35 seconds into this video of his Muppet Show performance:

(Season 4, Episode 1 of the Muppet Show)

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More info about the song, here:
INCH BY INCH (THE GARDEN SONG), A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/20/inch-by-inch-the-garden-song-a-singable-book/

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PUT PERCEPTIONS
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THE SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF JOHN DENVER
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY: SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, THE CABARET
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/sing-books-with-emily-the-cabaret/

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EARTH’S BEAUTY AND BOUNTY, STEWARDSHIP AND BEING GREEN

Celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty, being green, and environmental stewardship with this lovely list of Singable Picture Books:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/singable-picture-books-with-a-green-theme/

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2 thoughts on “Mother Earth Will Make You Strong If You Give Her Love and Care

  1. Hi InfinintelyRemote! Yes, I love that song, too…LOVE singing it with kids in the classrooms with my Sing Books program. Usually kids don’t engage with the ballads as much as the up tempo songs, but they always engage with this one. And of course the video with John Denver and the Muppet (two of my all time cultural favorites) sends me over the moon. There are a few illustrated John Denver songs…I also love singing TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS (one of all the kids’ all time top favorites, it is by far the most requested song in the whole Sing Books repertoire and universally requested by kids I sing with, across all kinds of demographic and geographical lines), GRANDMA’S FEATHER BED, and SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS (another one of my personal faves, but kids still go for GRANDMA and COUNTRY ROADS the most). This subject gets me going like no other…so many wonderful songs to sing!! Have a marvelous day! Best Wishes, Emily

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