1. Milk and Honey

From the recording If Stones Could Talk

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Written by Gene Mills (BMI)
© 2011 Heart Pine Music
Guitar and vocals: Gene Mills; Upright bass and vocals: Gayla Mills; Banjo: Bill Evans; Fiddle: Jim Skelding
Key: C up-tempo 3:04


How did we end up with this big, big house
and jobs we hardly can stand?
Remember when we dreamed of that sweet little cottage
and making our living from the land

Well your job is gone now, and mine’s looking bad
This might be a blessing in disguise
Let’s trade in this house on forty good acres
and live the dream we had for our lives

Chorus: We don’t need a lot of money
‘cause we don’t want what most people need
We’ll make our own land of milk and honey
with a milk cow, a beehive, and some seed

Now my idea of heaven is an orchard and a field
a garden, a woodlot, and a pond
and you there beside me, listening to the sound
of the whippoorwill and wood thrush’s song


Bridge: I know the work is hard, the money’s harder
But easy work and money are hard too
I’ve seen enough to know that most people go
for what’s easy over what they want to do