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Thread #27047   Message #330188
Posted By: Abby Sale
30-Oct-00 - 12:27 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Green Green Rocky Road
Subject: RE: green green rocky road
This is my best memory of the Len Chandler / Robert Kaufman version as Bob Kaufman transmitted it to me. Kaufman was not a collector or singer, he was one of the North Beach (San Francisco) unknown Beat poets (I'm pretty sure "The Abomunist Manifesto" was his best known work.)

See that man walkin' down the street?
There's a man with-a happy feet.
See that man with the happy feet,
Come a-walkin' on down the street?

Cho:
And it's a green, green rocky road, my honey
Promenadein' to green,
And tell me who y'all love,
And tell me who y'all love.

Now when you come to Baltimore
Need no rug upon your floor
And when you come a-visiting,
Don't you knock, just you walk right in.

See that bird up in the sky,
He don't walk, baby, he just fly.
He don't walk and-a he don't run
Jus' keeps climbing up to the sun.

Little missey walk up to the wall,
Don't you stumble and don't you fall;
Jus' take a walk and-a go with me
And we'll go down to Galilee.


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