by Eldon McBride

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Up tempo, great fun and meaningful. The words of a rover – “The grass is always greener on the other side – so I’ll just keep movin’ on”. Green, Green was a big hit by The New Christy Minstrels, an American folk music group founded by Randy Sparks in 1961. Eldon’s arrangement is true to the original. Choirs will love it.


Green, green,
It’s green they say,
On the far side of the hill.
Green, green,
I’m going away to where the grass is greener still.

O-well, I told my mama
On the day I was born,
Don’t you cry
When you see I’m gone.
You know there ain’t no woman
Gonna settle me down.
I just gotta be traveling on,


Nah, there ain’t nobody
In this whole wide world
Gonna tell me how to spend my time.
I’m just a good loving rambling man,
Say, buddy, can you spare me a dime?


Yeah, I don’t care
When the sun goes down,
Where I lay my weary head.
Green, green valley or rocky road,
It’s there I’m gonna make my bed.




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