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Lyr Req: ...the green grass grew all around

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GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND
THE RATTLIN' BOG


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GUEST,gsegredo@att.net 10 Jan 02 - 04:35 PM
MMario 10 Jan 02 - 04:50 PM
Sorcha 10 Jan 02 - 04:52 PM
MMario 10 Jan 02 - 05:00 PM
Susan of DT 10 Jan 02 - 06:56 PM
GUEST,gsegredo@att.net 10 Jan 02 - 10:34 PM
Mrrzy 11 Jan 02 - 03:31 PM
MMario 11 Jan 02 - 03:56 PM
SharonA 11 Jan 02 - 04:51 PM
MMario 11 Jan 02 - 05:09 PM
SharonA 11 Jan 02 - 06:15 PM
Abby Sale 12 Jan 02 - 12:09 PM
GUEST 28 Feb 06 - 10:54 AM
Peace 28 Feb 06 - 11:00 AM
Mr Happy 12 Oct 08 - 11:42 AM
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Subject: ...the green grass grew all around
From: GUEST,gsegredo@att.net
Date: 10 Jan 02 - 04:35 PM

The only lyrics I remember go as follows:

There was a hole in the middle of the ground The prettiest hole you ever did see And the green grass grew all around and the greeen grass grew all around

My son Daniel needs to perform this song in his school next week. Needless to say, this is a Kids song. Thanks in advance.


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Subject: ADD: The Green Grass Grew All Around
From: MMario
Date: 10 Jan 02 - 04:50 PM

THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND

There was a hole in the middle of the ground
The prettiest hole that you ever did see.
Well, the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And in this hole there was a root
The prettiest root that you ever did see
Well the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this root there was tree
The prettiest tree that you ever did see
Well the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this tree there was a branch...
The prettiest branch that you ever did see
Well the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this branch there was twig...
The prettiest twig that you ever did see
Well the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this twig there was a nest...
The prettiest nest that you ever did see
Well the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And in this nest there was an egg...
The prettiest egg that you ever did see
Well the egg in the nest
And the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And in this egg there was a bird...
The prettiest bird that you ever did see
Well the bird on the egg
And the egg in the nest
And the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this bird there was a wing...
The prettiest wing that you ever did see
Well the wing on the bird
And the bird on the egg
And the egg in the nest
And the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.

And on this wing, there was a feather...
The prettiest feather that you ever did see
Well the feather on the wing
And the wing on the bird
And the bird on the egg
And the egg in the nest
And the nest on the twig
And the twig on the branch
And the branch on the tree
And the tree on the root
And the root in the hole
And the hole in the ground
And the green grass grew all around and around
And the green grass grew all around.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ...the green grass grew all around
From: Sorcha
Date: 10 Jan 02 - 04:52 PM

Ha, Mario. You didn't check the Forum...posted here!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ...the green grass grew all around
From: MMario
Date: 10 Jan 02 - 05:00 PM

yes I did! but I couldn't find it.

I was pretty sure I'd seen the "hole" thing - and according to Joe's post it's in the DT as well - but I can't get it to come up in a search there either...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ...the green grass grew all around
From: Susan of DT
Date: 10 Jan 02 - 06:56 PM

Related to The Rattlin' Bog and others


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ...the green grass grew all around
From: GUEST,gsegredo@att.net
Date: 10 Jan 02 - 10:34 PM

Thanks for the quick response! By the way, I took the time to read Mudcat members' bios; what a great and diverse group of talented people. I will be checking back in frequently.

Thanks again. Gus.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ...the green grass grew all around
From: Mrrzy
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 03:31 PM

..On the feather there was a gnat, on the gnat there was an eye, on the eye there was an eyelash is the last verse of the version I know, but it also begins with the tree in the hole and the hole in the ground and the green grass growing all around all around and the green grass growing all around. You tqake a HUGE deep breath before ...Eyelash on the eye and the eye on the gnat...and so on.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ...the green grass grew all around
From: MMario
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 03:56 PM

One of the versions I've heard goes from feather on the wing

to from that feather was made a bed

maid on the bed

Man on the maid


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ...the green grass grew all around
From: SharonA
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 04:51 PM

For those among us who were folk-song-deprived as children, is there a tune posted somewhere for this song? I can't find it in the DT at all, lyrics or tune.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ...the green grass grew all around
From: MMario
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 05:09 PM

the basic tune is here - except rattlin' bog and "green grass grew all around" use different tunes for the chorus.

main - joe is sneaky! I thought from his post the it was already in the DT - but then noticed the date was APR 01!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ...the green grass grew all around
From: SharonA
Date: 11 Jan 02 - 06:15 PM

Thanks, MM!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ...the green grass grew all around
From: Abby Sale
Date: 12 Jan 02 - 12:09 PM

This is a very important and notably pagan religious song. Generally the American versions either drop the final circlular verses (per MMario) or drop them and continue the song to the absurd length per Mrrzy. Point is that originally it reflected the life cycle and was called (and often still called in the UK) "The Everlasting Circle." Jewish and Christian thinking is cyclical, yes, but not circular. That is, Birth/Marriage/Procreation/Death but not Rebirth. We prefer a hierarchical concept, overall. That is, leading from the smallest up to God. This song in America goes to the smallest but that's a detail.

Thus, the "EC" ends
And from that feather was made a bed
And on that bed there lay a maid.
And to that maid there came a youth
And from that youth there came a seed
And from that seed there grew a tree

Circular, ye see.

I keep posting Circular Song requests. True ones are quite rare but I've built up a short list of them. And a few circular dialogues (Eg "You remind me of a man" from The Batchelor and the Bobbysoxer a favorite movie of mine.)

Wait a mo' The Utah Phillips radio show is supposed to be being stream-rebroadcast on KGNU right NOW! Where'd it go? I want my Utah Phillips!


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Subject: Chord Req: green grass grew around
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 10:54 AM

any one kn ow the chords to this song ?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: green grass grew around
From: Peace
Date: 28 Feb 06 - 11:00 AM

(G) and on this tree
there was a branch
the prettiest branch
that you ever did (D7) see
and the (G) branch on the tree
and the tree in the hole
and the hole in the ground
and the green grass grows all around all (C) around
and the (G) green grass (D7) grows all a(G)round


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: ...the green grass grew all around
From: Mr Happy
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 11:42 AM

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=EsVOeCjmKcY


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