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Lyr/Chords Req: Green Leaves of Summer

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dirk@cas.mv.com 01 Nov 96 - 11:10 PM
Richard Grimmer (rgrimmer@phoenix.net) 17 Jan 97 - 11:08 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 29 Aug 01 - 10:45 PM
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Subject: Green Leaves of Summer
From: dirk@cas.mv.com
Date: 01 Nov 96 - 11:10 PM

I'm looking for the words (and chords, if possible) of the song called "The Green Leaves of Summer" - a folk song I remember being played in the sixties. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Green Leaves of Summer
From: Richard Grimmer (rgrimmer@phoenix.net)
Date: 17 Jan 97 - 11:08 PM

Song you are looking for was used in the John Wayne movie "The Alamo". The performance on that soundtrack was by the Brothers Four. Columbia LP #CS 8358(stereo) or CL 1558. I have the album if you are unable to locate it otherwise.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GREEN LEAVES OF SUMMER (Tiomkin, Webster)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 29 Aug 01 - 10:45 PM

THE GREEN LEAVES OF SUMMER

A time to be reapin', a time to be sowin'.
The green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.
'Twas so good to be young then, in a season of plenty,
When the catfish were jumpin' as high as the sky.

A time just for plantin', a time just for ploughin'.
A time to be courtin' a girl of your own.
'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
And to stand by your wife at the moment of birth.

A time to be reapin', a time to be sowin'.
The green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.
'Twas so good to be young then, with the sweet smell of apples,
And the owl in the pine tree a -winkin' his eye.

A time just for plantin', a time just for ploughin'.
A time just for livin', a place for to die.
'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
Now the green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.

'Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
Now the green leaves of Summer are callin' me home.


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Subject: RE: Green Leaves of Summer
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 29 Aug 01 - 11:03 PM

By Paul Francis Webber. www.piano-bar.com/pages/verano.htm has a nice piano version and the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Green Leaves of Summer
From: Jeremiah McCaw
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 05:01 AM

*IF* I recall correctly, this "folksong" was written by Dimitri Tiomkin. Darned fine song, 'though.


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Subject: Chords Add: GREEN LEAVES OF SUMMER (Tiomkin, Webst
From: M.Ted
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 03:01 PM

Here are the chords,In 6/8 time:(two counts of three between each set of slash marks):

Pickup(B7)
|EmEm/B7B7/EmEm/D7D7/
GG/AmAm/F#F#/B7B7/
E7E7/AmAm/D7D7/GG/
EmEm/Am6Am6/C7C7/B7B7/
EmEm/B7B7/EmEm/D7D7/
GG/AmAm/F#F#/B7B7/
E7E7/AmAm/D7D7/GG/
EmEm/Am6Am6/EmAm6-B7/EmB7|
Repeat

The last time through, you stay on the Em--

Dimitri Tiomkin was one of the great movie composers, and based a lot of his material on folksongs--so this sounds like a simple folksong, at least til you try to figure out the chords--


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Subject: RE: Green Leaves of Summer
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 05:01 PM

The words to Green Leaves of Summer were written by Paul Francis Webber, not Tiompkin. The music is by Dmitri Tiompkin.


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Subject: RE: Green Leaves of Summer
From: Jim Krause
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 05:23 PM

I remember this song. I had no idea it was used in or composed for a John Wayne movie. The things I learn. Chalk up another one for the Mud Cat Cafe.
Jim whohasnothingbettertodowhilewaitingoutarainstorm


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Subject: RE: Green Leaves of Summer
From: M.Ted
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 07:57 PM

It was a lot harder to figure out the chords to this than it was to figure out the words--


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Subject: RE: Green Leaves of Summer
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 08:21 PM

I still have a 45 with Kenny Ball's instrumental version (trad jazz) which did quite well during the 60's trad boom! Tattie B


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Subject: RE: Green Leaves of Summer
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 08:32 PM

M Ted, you could make the vocal more demanding if you added some 1920s yodeling and sang over a steel guitar. More seriously, he put the theme from High Noon and others in the suite "A President's Country" which was used for a documentary on Texas in Johnson's day. There is an English cd of Tiompkin's music by the Royal College of Music, "Film Music", Unicorn label, which has this but lacks "The Alamo" music.


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Subject: RE: Green Leaves of Summer
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 08:35 PM

On their "B.M.O.C." album, the Brothers Four credit the song to P.F. Webster and D. Tiomkin. Another source says the song came out in 1960, words by Paul Francis Webster and music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Tiomkin wrote the music for "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)," and also that Gene Pitney classic, "Town Without Pity." Webster wrote the lyrics to "April Love," "Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)," and "Twelfth of Never."

Now you know.

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Green Leaves of Summer
From: M.Ted
Date: 30 Aug 01 - 10:24 PM

Dicho,

Now that is an idea--it would fit in with my Samba version of "Don't Think Twice, and "The Boxer" as a polka--I may do a whole CD of this sort of thing--


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Green Leaves of Summer
From: GUEST,ednaelk
Date: 20 Aug 08 - 04:59 PM

I found the chords on www.chordie.com:

Em         B7         Em         D7
A time to be reapin', a time to be sowin',

    G             AM         F#7       B7
The green leaves of summer are callin' me home.

       E7         Am                D7       G
It was good to be young then, in the season of plenty,

         Em          Am         C7          B7
When the catfish were jumpin' as high as the sky.


A time just for plantin', a time just for ploughin',
A time to be courtin' a girl of your own.
Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
And to stand by your wife at the moment of birth.

A time to be reapin', a time to be sowin',
The green leaves of summer are callin' me home.
Twas so good to be young then, with the sweet smell of apples,
And the owl in the pine tree a-winkin' his eye.

A time just for plantin', a time just for ploughin',
A time just for livin', a place for to die.
Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
Now the green leaves of summer are callin' me home.

Twas so good to be young then, to be close to the earth,
Now the green leaves of summer are callin' me home.


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