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Subject: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Laura
Date: 18 Apr 99 - 06:22 PM

Looking for the lyrics or a source of a parody of "The Green Green Grass of Home". Not sure who did it, but it was probably done 30 years ago. Know part of the lyrics refer to stepping off the train to see the old outhouse and the old oak seat I used to sit on. Any help would be appreciated. Laura


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Banjeray (inactive)
Date: 18 Apr 99 - 09:30 PM

I vaguely remember that parody, I think it was done by Sheb Wolley, aka Ben Colder, who has parodied quite a few of the hits throughout the years.


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: DocJohn
Date: 18 Apr 99 - 10:32 PM

Homer and JEthro did it...do a search for them and I bet you find it.

John


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Mark Roffe
Date: 18 Apr 99 - 10:39 PM

Looking forward to this one. I can't resist telling you that when I was a kid, my Aunt Mildred brought a musician she was dating over to the house. Nice guy, it was Sheb W., and he gave me a copy of the sheet music to his hit,Purple People Eater! I never met him again, and I always forgot to ask Aunt Mildred anything about him.

Mark


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Peter Fisher
Date: 18 Apr 99 - 11:14 PM

I only know one verse of the parody, if its the same one:

    The old outhouse looks the same as I walk down the lane
    And close behind me is my mama and my papa.
    Down the lane we run, and we might make it
    If we don't then we'll just fake it
    That's why we have such green green grass at home.
Love to have the rest.


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 03:04 AM

It's a bit old, but a new look might produce results

Robin


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Kevin Sheils
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 05:00 AM

I only know the "short" version

The old hometown looked the same
So I got back on the train


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Brakn
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 05:05 AM

Hair of gold and tits like cherries,

(Sorry about that)


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: trayton
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 10:38 AM

The old hometown looked the same
As I fell off of the train
There to meet me were the mamas and the papas


As sung by a fellow student in the mid 70's


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Louie Roy
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 11:24 AM

Laura go to Cowpie and type in the words Green Green Grass At Home and the entire song is listed plus the chords.If I knew how to do the blue clickity thing I would direct you but sorry I don't Louie Roy


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: nancyjo
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 12:39 PM

Yes, how DOES one do the blue clickity thing??


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 02:05 PM

1) Louie Roy - We are after THE PARODY or some parodies, NOT the original song.

2) nancyjo - Look at the bottom of this page - see the link - Right click and open new window. Common sense and following instructions on screen should work.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: nancyjo
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 02:29 PM

Robin - I saw that, but I guess I'm dense. I still couldn't figure out how to get the link into the text of my email.

nancyjo


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 02:48 PM

Nancyjo, and Louie. There are numerous threads on the subject. Have a search for HTML here at the Mudcat.

Seems to me I remember hearing a song parody of this which had more than connotations of the left-handed "grass". Can't find that on the 'net either.


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Leadfingers
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 03:20 PM

Down the road I look and here come Mary
Like an ape but twice as hairy


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Mr Happy
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 03:02 AM

I recall Max Boyce doing a parody of this in the mid 70's.

I've checked his web site but no lyrics for it there.

However, Joan from Wigan supplied me the worfs to another Boyce song, so she may have thisone too.


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 10:05 AM

A friend of mine sings this after singing the regular song:

The old outhouse is still standin'
though the catalogue is used and gone
and there's that old seat that I used to (sshh)-sit on.
down the path I'd run and try to make it
though there were times when I had to fake it
That's why we've got such green green grass at home.


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Subject: RE: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Gareth
Date: 20 Sep 03 - 06:54 PM

Shame on you !!!!!!

Parodying our Tom !

Max B does a wonderfull paraody on this, dating from the time that they built the A470 across Llanover Rd., Pontypridd.

I'll try and find it.

Gareth

PS Mothers one claim to fame was she was born in the same street in Ponty !


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Subject: Lyr Add: GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME and parodies
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 22 Jul 04 - 05:16 PM

Still haven't locate the one Laura's looking for. But...

GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME
Curly Putman

The old hometown looks the same
As I step down from the train,
And there to greet me are my momma and my daddy.
Down the road I look and there runs Mary,
Hair of gold and lips like cherries.
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.

CHORUS: Yes, they'll all come to see me,
Arms a-reachin', smilin' sweetly.
It's so good to touch the green, green grass of home.

The old house is still standing,
But the paint is cracked and worn,
And there's that old oak tree that I used to climb on.
Down the lane I walk with my sweet Mary,
Hair of gold and lips like cherries,
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home. CHORUS

Then I awake and look around me,
At the gray walls all around me,
And I realize that I was only dreamin',
'Cause there's a guard and a sad old padre.
Arm in arm we'll walk at daybreak.
Again I'll touch the green, green grass of home.

FINAL CHORUS: Yes, they'll all come to see me,
In the shade of that old oak tree,
As they lay me 'neath the green, green grass of home.

From /thread.cfm?threadid=43154#639222

CAMPSITE AT DRUMCREE

Drumcree looks much the same.
On the hill above the plain,
Flaps the residence of Kittery and McAutry.
There's broken glass and wire that's barbed
And boys decked out in marching garb.
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home

CHORUS: Oh yes, they'll all come to greet me,
Arms outstretched and smiling sweetly.
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.

My oul' tent is still standin'
And me sleepin' bag is dry,
And there's the oul' latrine I used to wee in.
Down the road I walk that's called Garvaghy,
A trip that always makes me happy.
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home. CHORUS

The army and the lawmen
Say, "Up the road you go, men!
Never mind the residents complaining."
And we play "The Ducks of Magheralin"
Even though the tune's a din
And then we play "The Green Slopes of the Boyne." CHORUS

But then I wake and look around me.
A thousand cops surround me,
And I realise that I was only dreamin';
For the hoors in thon oul' Walks Commission,
On our parades are forever pishin',
So we're camped out on the green, green grass of home.

FINAL CHORUS: Oh yes, they've stifled our ambition,
The hoors in the Walks Commission
So we're camped out on the green, green grass of home.

From http://www.farmboymusic.com/old/lyric_thegreengreengrassofhome.html

THE GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME
Lyrics copyright 1994 by Clyde Bauman

My old back yard looks the same as I step out in the rain,
And there to greet me is my hound dog and the silo.
Down the path I walk to the old two-holer.
I sure am glad it ain't no colder
As I walk across the green, green grass of home.

My outhouse is still standing with the half-moon on the door,
And there's that great big painted plank I love to sit on.
When I sit in there, there's never many -
Just me and God, and J. C. Penney -
And around me grows the green, green grass of home.

Then I stand up and look around me
At all the corncobs that surround me
And I realize: I'm glad it's not December.
When it's cold out, I try not to shiver,
'Cause when I do, I get a sliver!
And I bleed all over the green, green grass of home.

Every now and then, I just don't make it -
Sometimes my kidneys just can't take it -
And that's why we have such green, green grass at home.

From http://nfldsongs.tripod.com/06/grass.htm:

GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME
(Joan Morrissey Rendition)

The old hometown looks the same
As I fall down from the train
And there to meet me is Joe Smallwood and John Crosbie.
Down the lane I look, and there runs Neary,
Lookin' oh so sad and weary.
It's good to smoke the green, green grass of home.

CHORUS: Yes, they've all come to meet me,
Arms a-reachin' smiling sweetly,
It's so good to smoke the green, green grass of home.

The old house is still standing,
But our treasury has run dry;
And there's that old seat that Valour used to sit on.
Down the lane I look, and there runs Rossy,
Chasin' after our old cow Bossy.
We're gonna have some green, green grass at home. CHORUS


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Subject: Lyr Add: GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME Parody
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 22 Jul 04 - 05:18 PM

One More:

http://www.hoboes.com/pub/Prohibition/Humor/Hemp%20Songs

THE GREEN, GREEN GRASS OF HOME
Larry and\or Peg Monaghan.

The old home town looks the same
As I float down from the train
And there to greet me was my brother's marijuana
Down the road I look and there grows mary
Hairs of gold and buds like oranges
It's good to smoke the green, green grass of home.
 
Well, they'll all come to see me
In the shade, toking sweetly
It's good to smoke the green, green grass of home.
 
Then I wake up and look around me
At the prison bars that surround me
And I realize that I was only dreaming
There's a guard and there's a rope beside me
Soon they'll hang me from an old oak tree
It's death to smoke the green, green grass of home.
 
Yes, they'll all come to see me
As they drink and watch their big screen tv
While they hang me up for the the green, green grass of home.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Jul 04 - 06:28 PM

Who didn't sing this song about an execution? Add to the above-
Johnny Cash
Grateful Dead (Quite different, but no outhouse. A return from prison)
Tom Jones
Jerry Lee Lewis
Elvis Presley
Kenny Rogers
Hank Snow
Merle Travis (Record Lady RQ5. The verse "I awake" spoken. My favorite)
Porter Wagoner (Record Lady A4)
Others?

Curley (Claude) Putnam guitar tabs (it says) at Curley Putnam tabs


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: harvey andrews
Date: 22 Jul 04 - 06:50 PM

I did one when the british Prime Minister was Lord Home (pronounced Hume)
The punch line was;
It's good to kiss the green green ass of Home
Dearie me! So long ago! Forgive me.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME parody
From: TS
Date: 22 Jul 04 - 08:26 PM

Stompin' Tom Connors has a great LIVE version of the Parody on "Live at the Horseshoe"

GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME

The old home town looks upside down
As I lay here on the ground
There's the old freight train that I just fell off of
Down the path I look and here comes Bessie
Damn good cow, but sure is messy
Thats why we got such green, green grass at home.

The old outhouse, its still standing
Though the catalogue's used and gone
There's the old oak seat that I used to shhh-sit on
Down that path I'd run and hope to make it
There were times I had to fake it
Thats why we got such green, green grass at home.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Jul 04 - 09:20 PM

ReelBrew found the outhouse for you, Laura. It took just five years!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: GUEST,CurtJester@webtv.net
Date: 28 Aug 04 - 04:58 AM

If this song is about an execution, is the execution a hanging because "they will see me from that old oak tree"? This song writer Putnam, does anybody know his thoughts and inspiration of this? He was born in 1930 in Alabama.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 28 Aug 04 - 05:49 PM

Looks like we still have to find out the words done by Homer and Jethro for their recording.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 10:18 PM

Re: Homer & Jethro's version of GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME.

I've consulted a couple of online discographies, and assuming they're complete, the only time H&J recorded GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME was when they teamed up with Chet Atkins and performed as The Nashville String Band. It's on NSB's album "Identified!" RCA Victor LSP-4472 (1971). Trouble is, all 10 cuts on that album are instrumentals. In fact, I think NSB only did instrumentals.

You can see the album cover and the track list here.

So it looks like H&J didn't record a parody – unless, of course, they used a title so different from GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME that I can't recognize it.

The discographies I checked were:

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/hillbilly/message/10810

http://libweb.uoregon.edu/music/humor.html


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Gene
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 11:42 PM

JIM

I was about to post the same NFO about H&J & GGG of Home

I have a SIZEABLE collection of H&J and it not on any of them...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 07 Sep 04 - 11:49 PM

Maybe it is something they SHOULD have done, cause we would love to hear their approach...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 08 Sep 04 - 04:56 PM

That's for darn sure!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: GUEST,tomcat
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 07:30 AM

has anyone provided parody of Green green grass of home by Max Boyce?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Feb 11 - 04:29 PM

Max Boyce's LP "I Know 'Cos I Was There" (1978) had a cut called GREEN GREEN FIELDS (THE GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME).

I couldn't find anything about it at Max Boyce's web site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Oct 11 - 10:48 AM

As I stepped down from de plane
Ohh Baby, the pain
there was no one to greet me, my mammy or my pappy,
and then along comes Mary,
just a truckin' along with my best friend Harry

I guess I'll smoke the green green grass of a home

Yes they'll all come to see me
in the State penitentiary
'cause i got caught while i was smokin'
the green green grass of a home


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: GUEST,Joe Erhardt
Date: 20 May 12 - 09:44 AM

Another set of lyrics we can't find: The parody version by 60's-70's comedian Alan King.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: Musket
Date: 21 May 12 - 03:54 AM

There to meet me, was my Poppa with a copper.
Down the lane I walked with my sweet Mary,
Teeth all black and her legs all hairy,
She'd had a few on the green green grass of home.

(Being the racist sod I am, I used to add a bit to one of the lines;)

My Poppa with a copper, (and Jones the Bread and Dia the Meat.)

I used to have about four verses. Taught to me by a good friend from Middlewich sadly no longer with us. I might have them written somewhere, but that's all I recall. Yet I used to sing it as an icebreaker after waffling on about throwing knickers at me and breaking microphones with my voice.... Err.. at least 30 years since I had to recall it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: GUEST,postneoludite
Date: 16 Aug 13 - 02:19 PM

It seems to have been done before.
The version I'm thinking of contained something like:

Down the lane I look and there crawls Mary
Hair like gold, and lips like apples.
It's good to smoke...
...
Down the lane I look and there lies Mary
Hair like gold, and lips like watermelon.
It's good to smoke...

But, this is what I found
the boogiemen - smokin' the green green grass of home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9-MiISa_gg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Green Green Grass of Home Parody
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 22 Aug 17 - 08:04 PM

Red Sovine among many others did a parody of that song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGnZotZboVU

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