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Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer / ...Leaves...

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BLUE WATER LINE
GREENBERG'S
ONCE THERE WERE GREENFIELDS


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Mr Happy 31 Jul 08 - 08:39 AM
MMario 31 Jul 08 - 09:14 AM
GUEST,TJ in San Diego 31 Jul 08 - 11:11 AM
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JJ 01 Aug 08 - 08:53 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer
From: Mr Happy
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 08:39 AM

Hi y'all!

I've searched the forum but not found it there.

Anyone have the words for 'The Green Fields of Summer' - a sort've folk hit in the 1960's - don't recall the artiste[s].

All I can remember of it is

'A time just for ??
A time just for ??
A time to be ?? a girl of your own
'Twas so good to be young then
To be close to the earth
But the green leaves?/fields? of summer
Are calling me home


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer
From: MMario
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 09:14 AM

green LEAVES of summer - I made the same mistake:

url:=http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=93#223

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 11:11 AM

The Brothers Four did this song in the early 1960's. I believe it was written by Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders and performed by them in the 1950's. There may be another thread on this one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer
From: GUEST,Lanfranc the temporarily cookiless
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 11:19 AM

Turned up on the soundtrack of "The Alamo" movie, if I remember aright.

Alan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 12:27 PM

Once there were green fields
Kissed by the son
Once there were valleys
Where rivers used to run.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer
From: SINSULL
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 12:57 PM

Different Green Fields/Leaves

Twas so good to be young then
To be close to the earth
And to stand by your wife
At the moment of birth.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Greenberg's of Summer
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jul 08 - 01:40 PM

Hmmm. Can we mix these songs any more?

Once there were green leaves,
Kissed by the sun.
In a time just for delis
Where pastrami was fun...


Nope. I don't think I'm going to figure this out.

-Joe-

Green Leaves of Summer
Green Fields
Greenberg's


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer
From: GUEST,Chris B (Born Again Scouser)
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 08:10 AM

This was the B-side of the single 'The Ballad of the Alamo'. Can't remember who recorded it but it came out at the same time as the John Wayne movie in around 1960.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer
From: JJ
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 08:53 AM

It's understandable that "The Green Leaves of Summer" and "Greenfields" might be confused in memory, because both were hits for The Brothers Four.

Here's the info from the label on the LP, "The Brothers Four Greatest Hits." (Columbia CL 1803)

"Greenfields" was written by Terry Gilkyson, in collaboration with R. Dehr and F. Miller.

"The Green Leaves of Summer" was written for the John Wayne movie, THE ALAMO, with words by Paul Francis Webster and music by Dimitri Tiomkin.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 01 Aug 08 - 11:18 AM

If you click on MMario's blue click (click me) you will see the words to Green Leaves of Summer. It would be nice if those could be copied into the DT.

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Some thoughts: catfish are sluggish bottom feeders. I doubt if they jump. So it's a good song, but it'll never be a folk song. Folk know their fish better than that. (I suppose they might jump in their death throes or when desperate for oxygen, but let's not get morbid.)

Other things strike me about the song - the careless rhyming mixed with lack of rhyme, the absence of any A part or bridge to add interest (rare in commercial music) and the relentless apostrophes in place of the 'g' in 'ing.'

This is war! I'll sing 'ing' if I feel like it!

Now to see how it sounds on a dulcimer in DAG. And probably to make up a few variations.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Aug 08 - 05:23 AM

Hi Folks!

Thanks for all the info, I actually later remembered the proper title & found it doing another forum search.

I'm currently reviving lots of songs from the same era, as they're proving very popular when I perform them both at local sessions & also festivals.

I was at a fab music gathering in Anglesey, North Wales last weakend, based at Bull Bay.

Lots of holidaymakers around from all over the country, so my renditions of 'Cool Water' & 'Green Leaves of Summer' & similar wwent down really well with the audiences


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer / ...Leaves...
From: GUEST,jerry roberts
Date: 02 Nov 13 - 09:29 PM

greenfields seems to me to be derived from the Folias genre. Folias was a repeating dance in 3 . Likely came about after 1490 and was most widely used in he baroque by Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, Sanz, Hande and many others. One can track down hundreds of tunes using this as a basis. I guess it is a good thing that someone still makes money on this old theme


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer / ...Leaves...
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 13 - 11:32 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer / ...Leaves...
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 02 Nov 13 - 11:35 PM

You're right about that, Jerry. It definitely is a reworking of that old melody...thanks for posting!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Green Fields of Summer / ...Leaves...
From: raredance
Date: 03 Nov 13 - 07:06 PM

1. Catfish have a shape that is probably not best for constant swimming. Therefore they are prone to rest on the bottom. Bur far from being sluggish bottom feeders, most catfish and especially those found in North American rivers are aggressive predators. There are numerous accounts by fishermen of catfish leaping out of the water when hooked. Likewise there are accounts of catfish leaving the water in pursuit of prey (insects, pigeons etc.)/

2. Jumping catfish are found in a number of other songs:
"I'm Going Fishing" by   Doc Watson, Merle Watson
"King Creole" Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires,
"Outta Here"   Kenny Chesney
"Night in the Wilderness"   Jethro Tull
"Black Water"   The Doobie Brothers
"Down Home"    Marty Stuart
"Mandaddy"    Trout Fishing in America

3. Because "Green Leaves of Summer" was in a popular movie soundtrack, it has been recorded by many diverse people and groups. Possibly a majority of the recordings are instrumental versions where the jumping catfish would not be so obvious. The following list is not meant to all inclusive.

The Gatemen,Eddy Arnold, Hank Snow , Sarah Vaughan, Billy Vaughn, Wes Montgomery, Ennio Morricone, Asleep at the Wheel, Frankie Laine, Johnny Ventura, Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra, 101 Strings, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Nelson Riddle, Ray Conniff, Hampton Hawes, Mahalia Jackson, The Ventures, Patti Page, Phil Coulter, Roger Williams, King's Singers, Xavier Cugat, Herb Alpert, Tex Ritter, Johnny Smith, The Springfields, Peter & Gordon, Fausto Papetti, Manny Albam, Kenny Ball, Matt Monro, Jimmy Justice, Crouch End Festival Chorus, Shelby Flint, Sil Austin, Klaus Wunderlich, Nick Perito ( on the soundtrack of the movie "Inglorious Bastards"), Dice of Dixie Crew, Gregg Galbraith, The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett, Tak Shindo, Karen Stachel, London Starlight Orchestra, Bonney & Buzz, John Modlin, Spencer Day, Sil Austin, Gil Goldstein, DuO, John Gregory, The Brothers Four (of course)and finally Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders. I find it interesting that Terry Gkilkyson wrote and recorded "Greenfields" and also recorded "Green Leaves of Summer".


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