Wednesday, 10 September 2014

In a Musical Mood

I was exposed to many genres of music as I was growing up, from classic to electronica.  My parents had quite an extensive record collection, and when I was young they made a point of sitting in the living room one evening at least once every two weeks listening to music.  My father was very into folk music, particularly that of the New Christy Minstrels.

They were an American folk group founded in 1961 by Randy Sparks and had several hits on the Billboard charts.  The group launched the careers of such noted musicians as Kenny Rogers and Gene Clark. This song is from their album Ramblin' released in 1963.

Green Green, written by Barry McGuire and Randy Sparks

Green green, it's green they say
On the far side off the hill
Green green, I'm going away
To where the grass is greener still

Well, I told my mama on the day I was born
"Don'cha cry when you see I'm gone,
Ya know there ain't no woman gonna settle me down
I've just gotta be travelin' on"


Nah, there ain't nobody in this whole wide world
Gonna tell me how to spend my time
I'm just a good lovin' ramblin' man
Saying "Buddy can you spare me a dime"
Hear me cryin'


Yeah, I don't care when the sun goes down
Where I lay my weary head
Green green valley or rocky road
It's there I'm gonna make my bed
Easy now


1 comment:

  1. Now you've got me curious I am going to go look for that song in I-Tunes....I love music and always use it to better my mood or help me get thru cleaning or doing dishwashing....It makes chores seem more fun.