GREEN GROWS THE LAUREL

Latest update on 17/08/2017

Artist: Eliza Pace
Author: traditional
Label: L.o.C.
Year: 1937

Lomax recording on comp English Folk Songs from South Appalachians Vol. 2. Also the title of a play by Lynn Riggs (1931), inspiration for the script of musical Oklahoma!

Covers:

1938:

McClendon Brothers & Georgia Dell [as Keep Your Love Letters, I'll Keep Mine]

1941:

Tony Kraber [as Green Grow The Lilacs]

1945:

Tex Ritter [idem]

1953:

Maddox Brothers & Rose [idem]

1956:

Ed McCurdy [idem]

1957:

Rex Allen [idem]

1959:

Harry Belafonte [idem]

1960:

Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney [idem]

1963:

Chad Mitchell Trio [idem]

1965:

Johnny Cash [idem]

1966:

Sandy Denny [at the BBC as Green Grow The Laurel; her melody reminds that of Once I Had A Sweetheart (see there)]

1968:

Jeannie Robertson [as Green Grow The Lilacs]

1983:

Dolores Keane [idem]

2000:

Norma Waterson [idem]

2001:

Cara Dillon [idem]

Not to be confused with Robert Burns song Green Grow The Rashes recorded by Ewan MacColl ('56), Jo Stafford ('57), Oscar Brand ('57), Ian Campbell ('68) and Eddi Reader ('03).

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