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Thread #3941   Message #20794
Posted By: Benjamin Bodhra/nai
06-Feb-98 - 09:32 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Forty Shades of Green (Johnny Cash)
Subject: Lyr Add: FORTY SHADES OF GREEN (Johnny Cash)
Here's another copy of the lyrics, with a few corrections compared to the site given above


Words and music by Johnny Cash
As recorded by Johnny Cash on "Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash" (1963)

I close my eyes and picture the emerald of the sea
From the fishing boats at Dingle to the shores of Donaghadee.
I miss the River Shannon and the folks at Skibbereen,
The moorlands and the meadows with their forty shades of green.

CHORUS: But most of all I miss a girl in Tipperary town,
And most of all I miss her lips as soft as eiderdown.
Again I want to see and do the things we've done and seen,
Where the breeze is sweet as Shalimar and there's forty shades of green.

I wish that I could spend an hour at Dublin's churning surf.
I'd love to watch the farmer drain the bogs and spade the turf.
To see again the thatching of the straw the women glean,
I'd walk from Cork to Larne to see the forty shades of green. CHORUS