Mudcat Café message #329457 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27047   Message #329457
Posted By: Mark Clark
28-Oct-00 - 10:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Green Green Rocky Road
Subject: RE: green green rocky road
I haven't heard those lyrics but I like them. I'm guessing the melody is different than I remember as well. In 1963 we used to sing:

   Ooka dooka soda cracker,
   Does your mama chew tobacco,
   Cause if your mama chews tobacco,
   Then ooka dooka soda cracker and a...

   Green, green rocky road,
   (Promendade in green,)
   Tell me who you love,
   Tell me who you love.

The story I got was that the song was a street chant sung by neighborhood children to warn the prostitutes upstairs that the police were coming. I can't remember anymore where I got that story.

Now I'll have to hunt up the mcgarrigles' version.

      - Mark