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The Rhubarb don't grow here any more w/vocals


Artist: Virginia Hogfiddler
Duration: 00:03:26

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The Rhubarb don't grow here any more with vocals. Original song by Bobby Ratliff: 1. Well grandma started breakfast, about 5 in the morn, she needed an early start so she could hoe the corn, But now there's no place for a garden, not even one corn row, and the rhubarb don't grow here any more. Chorus: No the rhubarb don't grow here any more, the kids grew up and moved away for a better life, But that life ain't no better than the one they left behind, and the rhubarb, don't grow here any more. 2. After church she fix the beans, and taters and cornbread, and she was never satisfied 'till everyone was fed, and if you were so lucky, you'd get some rhubarb pie, but the rhubarb don't grow here any more 3. After grandma passed away, her hoe just disappeared, it was worn down to half the size from hoeing all those years, or maybe she took it with her, to help God's garden grow, but the rhubarb don't grow here any more.

Robin Thompson
11/28/20 10:21:44AM @robin-thompson:

@dusty-turtle In my family, rhubarb sauce was made-- like applesauce.  Maybe in Bobby's neck of the woods, cooks did the same? 


Slate Creek Dulcimers
11/28/20 07:37:41AM @slate-creek-dulcimers:

@Dusty-Turtle

Thanks friend. A lot of folks around here get a salt shaker and rhubarb and sit on the porch eating it raw with salt on it. I'm glad it brought back some memories. The song has memories for me of both my grandmothers. Also kinda tells the tale of how a lot of the family couldn't wait to grow up and leave the area and country life. I'm not completely happy with the vocals on this one. I feel I'm too close to the top of my range on the high parts and may do it over. But I appreciate your comments.


Dusty Turtle
11/27/20 10:33:29PM @dusty-turtle:

What a great tune, Bobby.  And you're singing captures the lament inherent in the lyrics.  Fine work, my friend.

My grandmother also had a large patch of rhubarb.  She used to make pies, of course, but she also made this slushy syrupy stuff that we'd put on top of ice cream in the summer.  They also grew lots of sweet corn.  She used to tell me how many ears we needed for dinner and I'd go pick em.  But I always picked one extra that I'd eat raw on my way back to the house.  Nowadays people think I'm crazy when I tell them how sweet raw corn is when it's fresh picked.

It's amazing that your song could bring back so many memories.


Slate Creek Dulcimers
11/21/20 04:54:21PM @slate-creek-dulcimers:

Robin Thompson:

So good, Bobby, both playing and singing.  

There was a rhubarb patch in the backyard of a house we lived in when I was little.  And tulips.  I have always loved getting to live where there are lots of green and growing things.   

thanks again sis! My dad still has a small patch of rhubarb but both my grandmothers had large patches. 


Robin Thompson
11/21/20 02:06:32PM @robin-thompson:

So good, Bobby, both playing and singing.  

There was a rhubarb patch in the backyard of a house we lived in when I was little.  And tulips.  I have always loved getting to live where there are lots of green and growing things.