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Green,green grass of home

COVERED BY ELVIS

Green,Green Grass Of Home


recording date elvis: Tuesday 11 march ( 1975 ) ; studio
first release: on audio album today ( may 1975 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: apl1 1039

originally by: Johnny Darrell


recording year: 1965
originally written by: Curly Putman;Shep Wooley
catalognumber: ua 869
label: united artists

Born: July 23, 1940
Died: October 7, 1997
Country: United States



Curly Putman's own version also dates from 1965, but Johnny Darrell's recording was first.
Johnny Darrell was born on 23 July, 1940, in Hopewell, Alabama, but grew up in Marietta, Georgia. After a stint in the Army, he moved to Nashville to manage a Holiday Inn hotel near Music Row. It was in this way that he made a few music-business contacts. In particular, he got to know United Artists producer Kelso Herston Darrell signed with UA, and issued his first single, "Green, Green Grass of Home," on United Artists UA 869 in 1965. The song had initially been offered to Bobby Bare, but he had other things on his plate, so Darrell was allowed to record it instead. That same year also saw versions by Porter Wagoner, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Ferlin Husky. Welshman Tom Jones's UK number one version was recorded in 1966. Darrell went on to record the original versions of "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" and "The Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp", but both would be bigger successes for other artists.
Johnny Darrell died on 7 October 7, 1997.



Green,Green Grass Of Home
performed by:
Johnny Darrell



( choir ) It's so good to touch, the green green grass of home

The old home town looks the same
As I step down from the train
And there to meet me, is my mama and papa
And down the road I look, and there runs Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It's good to touch, the green green grass of home

Yes they'll all come to meet me, arms are reached, smiling sweetly
It's good to touch, the green green grass of home

The old house, is still standing
Though the paint is cracked and dry
And there's that old oak tree, that I used to play on
Down the lane I'll walk with my sweet mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It's good to touch, the green green grass of home

Then I awake, and look around me
At the gray walls that surround me
And I realize, that I was only dreamin'
For there's a guard and there's the sad old padre
Arm and arm we'll walk at daybreak
Again I'll touch, the green green grass of home

Yes, they'll all come to see me
In the shade of that old oak tree
As they lay me ‘neath the green green grass.... of home




Green,Green Grass Of Home
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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The old home town looks the same
As I step down from the train
And there to meet me, is my mama and papa
Down the road I look, and there runs Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It's good to touch, the green green grass of home

Yes they'll all come to greet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly
It's good to touch, the green green grass of home

The old house, is still standing
Though the paint is cracked and dry
And there's that old oak tree, that I used to play on
Down the lane I'll walk with my sweet Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It's good to touch, the green green grass of home

Yes they'll all come to meet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home

Then I awake, and look around me
At four gray walls that surround me
And I realize, that I was only dreamin'
For there's a guard and there's that sad old padre
Arm and arm we'll walk at daybreak
Again I'll touch, the green green grass of home

Yes, they'll all come to see me
In the shade of that old oak tree
As they lay me ‘neath the green green grass.... of home



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