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Posted By: GUEST,Desi C
25-Feb-11 - 09:52 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Forty Shades of Green (Johnny Cash)
Subject: RE: Origin: Forty Shades of Green (Johnny Cash)
Yes indeed he did, there is a live recording, I think on You Tube, where he says so. He wrote it after his first visit to Ireland, though as someone else pointed out, the phrase '40 shades of Green, is an old saying