The green, green grass of home

by Charles Stirton September. 30, 2007 5721 views

Wikipedia:

"Green Green Grass of Home“ (Claude ”Curly“ Putman Jr.) is a country song originally made popular by Tom Jones in 1966 when it reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 1st December 1966 staying there for a total of seven weeks.

The song is about a man who has been away from home for a while. He tells that he is returning to his small home town in the country. When he steps down from the train, he touches the green grass. His parents and ”sweet Mary“ (who obviously is an old Sweetheart) are there to welcome him. He observes tokens of his childhood, including ”the old oak tree that used to play on“.

However, then comes a spoken section when he awakens in prison: ”Then I awake and look around me, at four grey walls that surround me. And I realize that I was only dreaming.“ The man is, in reality, awaiting his execution, and he will only return home when he is dead and buried: ”Yes, they'll all come to see me in the shade of that old oak tree, as they lay me 'neath the green, green grass of home."


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One of my favourite versions of The green, green grass of home is by Elvis Presley. [youtube.com]

The Llyrics of the Green, green grass of home


The old home town looks the same as I step down from the train,
and there to meet me is my Mama and Papa.
Down the road I look and there runs Mary hair of gold and lips like cherries.
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.
Yes, they'll all come to meet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly.
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.
The old house is still standing tho' the paint is cracked and dry,
and there's that old oak tree I used to play on.

Down the lane I walk with my sweet Mary, hair of gold and lips like cherries.
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.
Yes, they'll all come to meet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly.
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.



Then I awake and look around me, at four grey wall surround me
and I realize that I was only dreaming.
For there's a guard and there's a sad old padre -
arm in arm we'll walk at daybreak.
Again I touch the green, green grass of home.
Yes, they'll all come to see me in the shade of that old oak tree
as they lay me neath the green, green grass of home.

“The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but you still have to mow it.”

Proverb

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Kriszta Heger 12 years, 4 months ago

very good idea, love it

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Storytaylor 12 years, 6 months ago

another superb creation from you. just beautiful

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Chris 12 years, 6 months ago

Nice photo, great work with colours

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Carley 12 years, 6 months ago

I love the way the dog is looking up at her, the way the green of the grass fades in gradually, and the way they are walking into the picture!

12 years, 6 months ago Edited
Rakumori 12 years, 6 months ago

Great composition

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Maxine 12 years, 6 months ago

[i]Amazing[/i]

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