Plant a Radish: Black Box Veggies, The Series

Plant a radish, get a radish, the song in the musical, “The Fantastics” said years ago when I was going to college just north of New York City.

Here are the rest of the lyrics.  This was one lovely show and according to their website, the longest running show ever.  There is currently a revival of it in NYC.

Plant a radish.
Get a radish.
Never any doubt.
That’s why I love vegetables;
You know what you’re about!

Plant a turnip.
Get a turnip.
Maybe you’ll get two.
That’s why I love vegetables;
You know that they’ll come through!

They’re dependable!
They’re befriendable!
They’re the best pal a parent’s ever known!
While with children,
It’s bewilderin’.
You don’t know until the seed is nearly grown
Just what you’ve sown.

So
Plant a carrot,
Get a carrot,
Not a Brussels sprout.
That’s why I love vegetables.
You know what you’re about!

Life is merry,
If it’s very
Vegetarian!
A man who plants a garden
Is a very happy man!

Plant a beanstalk.
Get a beanstalk.
Just the same as Jack.
Then if you don’t like it,
You can always take it back!

But if your issue
Doesn’t kiss you,
Then I wish you luck.
For once you’ve planted children,
You’re absolutely stuck!

Every turnip green!
Every kidney bean!
Every plant grows according to the plot!

While with progeny,
It’s hodge-podgenee.
For as soon as you think you know what kind you’ve got,
It’s what they’re not!

So
Plant a cabbage.
Get a cabbage.
Not a sauerkraut!
That’s why I love vegetables.
You know what you’re about!

Life is merry
If it’s very
Vegetarian.
A man who plants a garden
Is a very happy man!

A vegitari-
Very merry
Vegetarian!

I would change the lyrics at the end slightly to:

“Life is merry

If it’s very

Vegetarian.

A woman who “scans” a garden

is a very happy woman indeed.”

This is the second in a series.

View the first HERE.

©Pat Coakley 2010

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3 comments on “Plant a Radish: Black Box Veggies, The Series”

  1. Pat!

    This photo has the Anne Geddes look, minus the babies! This series would make great prints for a kitchen.

    Garsy

  2. Well, I really like this one! It’s so rich in color and feel. Keep it up!

  3. Great image, and the song makes me laugh. How true!


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