Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems
Notes: words and music
by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1968 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1996.
Down in Monterey the artichokes grow,
Towsey headed artichokes, row after row.
They grow in Monterey 'cause it's comfortable there,
They like the sandy bottom and the cool salt air.
When you eat an artichoke you take a little bite,
Stick you in the finger if you don't hold it right.
Take a little nibble, throw away the rest,
Enough left over for a google-birdie nest.
Malvina Reynolds songbook(s) in which the music
to this song appears:
---- Cheerful Tunes for Lutes and Spoons: Youngish Songs
---- There's Music in the Air: Songs for the Middle-Young
Malvina Reynolds recording(s) on which this song is performed:
---- Artichokes, Griddle Cakes, and Other Good Things
Recordings by other artists on which this song
---- Marcia Berman: Sings Malvina Reynolds' Rabbits Dance and Other
Songs for Children (B/B Records B/B 112, 1985)