This song is a lullaby that started with the first word one of my boys. He began to express his amazement and love for the wonders of life by saying, with puckered brows and earnest emotion, "MUCH!" Ice cream was "Much" and so were trucks, and legos. His infant baby sister was "much-much!" The tune to this song came to me while I was playing the piano in Israel, many years earlier. It waited, like a good tune will, for the right words.



D             G                    A7                 D
Just like the earth loves the late rain and holds it dearly

              A7            D                              G                  A7
Just like the sky loves the bright stars that light up her face, blessing the dark,

So we see clearly

             G     A7           D             G                              A7
And like the rain loves a good cloud, if you look up, I know that you’ll see how. . .

G      A7   D
Much I love you.


D            G                      A7                  D
Just like a flower loves the bright sun and girls love flowers

        A7                 D                    G                A7
Just like a laugh loves a good face, a heart and a rhyme love a good pace

Castles need towers

                G           A7        D        G                     A7
And like a gift, just for anyhow. Darling just listen, I’ll tell you how

G      A7   D
Much I love you!


D           G                 A7                     D
Just like a song says how you feel, just like a glad song

           A7                 D                 G               A7
And like a book when it’s all snow, blanket and tea, nowhere to go

Waiting, but not long.

            G        A7                        D                     G                                   
Like a picnic, the first day out is just what you need, come hear me say how. . .

G       A7     D
Much I love you.