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JB3 Origins: The Green Laurel / Green Grows the Laurel (56* d) Lyr Add: GREEN GROWS THE LAUREL (from Betty Smith) 24 May 99

Betty Smith sings a version:

Green grows the laurel and fresh falls the dew
Sorry am I since I parted with you
Sorry am I since I parted with you
And we'll change the green laurel for the bonnets so blue

I can love little or I can love long
I can love a new love when the old love is gone
I only said I loved him to give his heart ease
Now his back is to me, I'll love who I please.
Often have I wondered why women love men
And then I've wondered what makes men love them
This is a mystery, but one thing I know
The men they are deceivers, wherever they go

I believe that Betty sings the first verse as a chorus and that there may be more verses I don't remember. Betty is a folk-singer from Georgia, now living in North Carolina, I believe she has recorded for June Appal(sp?)
Isn't this song related to one about the "orange and blue"? I like to sing it when the blue bonnets are blooming along the Texas roads.

Cheers, June

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