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Thread #27047   Message #329456
Posted By: raredance
28-Oct-00 - 10:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Green Green Rocky Road
Subject: RE: green green rocky road
The followin version was copyrighted in`1961 by Len Chandler and Robert Kaufman and apears in the SingOUt! reprints. The notes say the song was collected from the children of Lilly' Chapel School in York, Alabama and is found in "Negro Songs From Alabama" by Harold Courlander.

GREEN GREEN ROCKY ROAD

When I go by Baltimore,
Ain't no carpet on the floor.
Come along and follow me.
Must go down to Galilee
singin' Green, green rocky road
Promenadein' green
Tell me who ya love,
Tell me who ya love.

Hooka, tooka , soda cracker,
Does your mamna chew tobacker?
If your mama chew tobacker,
Hooka, tooka soda cracker.
singin' Green, green rocky road
Promenadein' green
Tell me who ya love,
Tell me who ya love.

If you seem me comin' fast,
Sweep the yard and cut the grass;
Girls who kiss are bound to fall,
Boys who kiss will soon tell all.
singin' Green, green rocky road
Promenadein' green
Tell me who ya love,
Tell me who ya love.
Ya better tell me honey
Tell me who ya love
Ya better tell be baby
Tell me who ya love
Oh can't ya tell me who ya love,
Ya better tell me who ya love. ^^

richr