Forty Shades of Green

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Johnny Cash

John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music icon, his songs and sound spanned many other … more »

I close my eyes and picture the emerald of the sea 
From the fishing boats at Dingle to the shores of Dunardee 
I miss the river Shannon and the folks at Skibbereen 
The moorlands and the midlands with their forty shades of green 

But most of all I miss a girl in Tipperary town 
And most of all I miss her lips as soft as eiderdown 
 Again I want to see and do the things we've done and seen 
 Where the breeze is sweet as Shalimar and there's forty shades of green 

(Green green green forty shades of green) 
I wish that I could spend an hour at Dublin's churching surf 
I'd love to watch the farmers drain the bogs and spade the turf 
To see again the thatching of the straw the women glean 

I'd walk from Cork to Larne to see the forty shades of green 
But most of all I miss a girl...

Written by: JOHNNY R. CASH

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