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Forty Shades Of Green (Little Johnny Cameron) MIDI, videos
#1624: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2011 ~ Used with permission ~

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I close my eyes and picture the emerald of the sea,
From the fishing boats at Dingle to the shores of Donaghadea;
I miss the River Shannon and folks at Skibbereen,
The moorlands and the meadows 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 eider down;
Again I want to see and do the things we've done and seen,
Where the breeze is sweet as Shalamar
And there's forty shades of green.

I wish I could spend an hour at Dublin's churning 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 in Tipperary town,
And most of all I miss her lips as soft as eider down;
Again I want to see and do the things we've done and seen,
Where the breeze is sweet as Shalamar
And there's forty shades of green.

####.... Johnny Cash [1932-2003] (audio single: Rebel Johnny Yuma, Columbia, 1961) ....####
The video above features a variant recorded by John Barr aka "Little" John Cameron from Blantyre, Scotland and Torbay, NL [1943-2002] (Little Johnny Cameron, trk#3, 1974, Audat Records, Oshawa, Ontario, recorded at MUN Studio, St John's, NL).

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A variant was recorded by Dick Nolan (Lukey's Boat, trk#8, 1968, Arc Sound Ltd, Toronto, Ontario).

The video below features an excellent cover performance by Sean Kenny from Port au Port East, NL.


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#1742: YouTube video by drivermciver
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The video below features a guitar performance by Tony Archibald from Port St Mary on the Isle Of Man.

#1305: YouTube video by threelegsoman
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