Vegetables on Broadway

Vegetables starring radishes

If you love vegetables as much as I do, this photo makes your mouth water.  Vegetables are tasty, nutritious and colorful!  What’s not to like?  So this week I’m sharing songs about vegetables and we’re turning to the Broadway musical The Fantasticks.  This song is seldom used, but it would be a great introduction to the topic of vegetarianism or even My Plate.  The lyrics also lend themselves to a discussion of child rearing.  Interesting, right?  I think you’re going to love it!

An ode to vegetables! Delightful!

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!

Put some fun in your nutrition classes with music!  FACS rocks!

Ramona

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