The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Green Grass Growing All Around

Cat. #1403 (MFH #948) - As sung by Doney Hammontree, Farmington, Arkansas on

VERSE 1
On this ground there was a tree
Th prettiest little tree you ever did see
Th tree was on th ground
An' th green grass growin' all around, all around
An' th green grass growin' all around

VERSE 2
On that tree there was a limb
Th prettiest little limb you ever did see
Th limbs on th tree
An' th tree's on th ground
An' th green grass growin' all around, all around
An' th green grass growin' all around

VERSE 3
On that limb there was a nest
Prettiest little nest you ever did see
Th nest on th limb,
Th limbs on th tree
An' th tree's on th ground
An' th green grass growin' all around, all around
An' th green grass growin' all around

VERSE 4
On that nest there was a bird
Th prettiest little bird you ever did see
Th bird's on th nest
An' th nest on th limb,
An' th limbs on th tree
An' th tree's on th ground
An' th green grass growin' all around, all around
An' th green grass growin' all around

VERSE 5
On that bird there was a wing
Prettiest little wing you ever did see
Wing's on th bird
Bird's on th nest
Th nest on th limb
An th limb's on th tree
Th tree's on th ground
An' th green grass growin' all around, all around
An' th green grass growin' all around

VERSE 6
On that wing there was a flea
Prettiest little flea you ever did see
Flea's on th wing
Wing's on th bird
Bird's on th nest
Nest on th limb
Limb's on th tree
Tree's on th ground
An' th green grass growin' all around, all around
An' th green grass growin' all around

VERSE 7
On th flea there's a mus-kee-tee
Prettiest little mus-kee-tee you ever did see
Muskeetee on th flea
An' th flea's on th wing
Wing's on th bird
Bird's on th nest
Nest on th limb
Limb's on th tree
An' th tree's on th ground
An' th green grass growin' all around, all around
An' th green grass growin' all around