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Posted By: Joe Offer
03-Jun-09 - 02:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Forty Shades of Green (Johnny Cash)
Subject: DT Correction: Forty Shades of Green (Johnny Cash)
There are some mondegreens in the DT transcription of this song. I can't find printed lyrics, but this is what I hear, gleaned from recordings by Foster & Allen and some guy named Seamus Kennedy.
Any other corrections? Any towns spelled wrong?
-Joe-


FORTY SHADES OF GREEN
(Johnny Cash)

I close my eyes and picture the emerald of the sea,
From the fishing boats at Dingle to the shores of Donaghadea.
I miss the River Shannon and the folks at Skibbereen,
The moorlands and the meadows and the forty shades of green.
But most of all I miss a girl in Tipperary town,
And most of all I miss her lips as soft as eiderdown.
Again I long to see and do the things we've done and seen,
Where the breeze is sweet as Shalimar
And there's forty shades of green.

I wish that I could spend an hour at Dublin's churning surf;
I'd love to watch the farmers drain the bogs and spade the turf;
To see again the thatching of straw the women glean.
I'd walk from Cork to Larne to see the forty shades of green.
But most of all I miss a girl in Tipperary town,
And most of all I miss her lips as soft as eiderdown.
Again I long to see and do the things we've done and seen,
Where the breeze is sweet as Shalimar
And there's forty shades of green.


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