Green Green Grass Of Home (Listen to midi)

 

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1. The old home town looks the same as I step down from the train,

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    and there to meet me is my mama and papa.

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    Down the road I look and there runs Mary,

 F

    hair of gold and lips like cherries,

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    it's good to touch the green, green grass of home.

 

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Yes, they'll all come to see me,  arms a-reaching, smiling sweetly,

                C                           G                 G7         C

yes, it's good to touch the green, green grass of home.

 

            C                                                          F                              C

2. The old house is still standing, though the paint is cracked and dry,

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    and there's that old oak tree that I used to play on.

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    Down the lane I walk and with my sweet Mary,

 F  

    hair of gold and lips like cherries,

            C                          G                                 C - F - C

    it's good to touch the green, green grass of home.

 

                    C

3. Then I awake and look around me      

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    at the four gray walls that surround me,

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    and I realize that  I  was only dreaming.

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    For there's a guard and there's a sad old padre,

 F                

    arm and arm we'll walk at daybreak,

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    again I'll touch the green, green grass of home.

 

    (Curly Putnam)