GREEN, GREEN

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.

[Chorus:]

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,

[Chorus:]

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?

[Chorus:]

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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