Green Grows the Laurel

from by Richard Moss

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You an tell when a traditional song is good- there are versions from all over Great Britain.! This is a composite of a few versions with a debt to the great recording by Johnny Collins


I once had a sweetheart but now I have none
She's gone and she's left me, to weep and to mourn;
She's gone and she's left me, for others to see
But I'll soon find another, far better than she

cho: Green grows the laurel, soft falls the dew
Sorry was I, love, parting from you
But at our next meeting I hope you'll prove true
So I'll change the green laurel for violets of blue.

She passed by my window both early and late
And the looks she gave me, they my heart ache;
The looks she gives at me a thousand would kill
Though she hates and detests me, I love that girl still.

I wrote her a letter in red rosy lines
Shhe wrote back an answer all twisted and twined
Saying: Keep your love-letters and I will keep mine,
You write to your love and I'll write to mine.

Now I oft'times do wonder why youg girls love men
And oft'times I wonder why young men love them
But from my own knowledge I will have you to know
That the girls are deceivers wherever they go.


from Back To the Yellow Hills, released May 20, 2016



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Richard Moss Blackburn, UK

Richard is a powerful guitar player and a fine singer from Blackburn equally at ease with folk, ragtime, blues and contempory fingerstyle. His driving percussive and rhythmic guitar skills are blended with subtle fingerstyle playing making him in high demand as a soloist and as a skilled accompanist for singers and traditional melody players. ... more

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