GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME

Latest update on 14/05/2012

Artist: Johnny Darrell
Author: Curly Putman
Label: U.A.
Year: 1965

Written for Bobby Bare, who declined it. Melodically related with gospel standard The Old Rugged Cross, written in 1912 by Methodist evangelist George Bennard, first performed in 1913 in Pokagon, Michigan and recorded by Chet Atkins, Johnny Cash & June Carter, Patsy Cline, Floyd Cramer, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Vince Gill, Al Green, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Mahalia Jackson, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Ronnie Milsap, Anne Murray, Willie Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Elvis Presley, Ray Price, Jim Reeves and The Statler Brothers. Curly Putman's demo is on the internet.

Covers:

1965:

Porter Wagoner

1965:

Conway Twitty

1965:

Jerry Lee Lewis

1965:

Roy Drusky

1966:

Tom Jones [n°1 UK & B]

1966:

Ferlin Husky [on his lp True True Lovin']

1966:

Red Foley

1967:

Curly Putman

1967:

Dean Martin

1967:

Dalida [as Les Grilles de ma maison]

1967:

Nana Mouskouri [as Le Toit de ma maison]

1968:

Joe Tex

1968:

Johnny Cash [At Folsom Prison]

1969:

Joan Baez

1970:

Flying Burrito Brothers [with Gram Parsons]

1975:

Elvis Presley

1986:

Ted Hawkins

2009:

Rowwen Hèze & Karin Bloemen

Prisoner longing to go home. Ted Hawkins knew what he was singing about and Porter Wagoner must be fascinated by claustrophobia; see: The Cold Hard Facts Of Life and The Rubber Room. Tom Jones first heard it from Jerry Lee Lewis' version but follows Wagoner's. Tom's success made Engelbert Humperdinck start browsing through C&W catalogues; see: Release Me.

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