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Thread #113867   Message #3102207
Posted By: GUEST
24-Feb-11 - 05:29 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Forty Shades of Green (Johnny Cash)
Subject: RE: Origin: Forty Shades of Green (Johnny Cash)
Noreen Kinney

I am from Ireland, and when I was living there in the 1950s, the expression to describe the Emerald Isle - Forty Shades of Green, was used in those days too, long before Johnny Cash wrote the song in the 1960s.