GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND

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  • GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND
    This is a very important and notably pagan religious song. Generally the American
    versions either drop the final circular verses or drop them and continue the song to the
    absurd length. Point is, that originally it reflected the life cycle and was called (and often
    still called in the UK) “The Everlasting Circle.”
    There was a hole in the middle of the ground
    The prettiest hole that you ever did see.
    Well, the hole in the ground
    And the green grass grew all around and around
    And the green grass grew all around.
    And in this hole there was a root
    The prettiest root that you ever did see
    Well the root in the hole
    And the hole in the ground
    And the green grass grew all around and around
    And the green grass grew all around.
    And on this root there was tree
    The prettiest tree that you ever did see
    Well the tree on the root
    And the root in the hole
    And the hole in the ground
    And the green grass grew all around and around
    And the green grass grew all around.
    And on this tree there was a branch…
    The prettiest branch that you ever did see
    Well the branch on the tree
    And the tree on the root
    And the root in the hole
    And the hole in the ground
    And the green grass grew all around and around
    And the green grass grew all around.
    And on this branch there was twig…
    The prettiest twig that you ever did see
    Well the twig on the branch
    And the branch on the tree
    And the tree on the root
    And the root in the hole
    And the hole in the ground
    And the green grass grew all around and around
  • And the green grass grew all around.
    And on this twig there was a nest…
    The prettiest nest that you ever did see
    Well the nest on the twig
    And the twig on the branch
    And the branch on the tree
    And the tree on the root
    And the root in the hole
    And the hole in the ground
    And the green grass grew all around and around
    And the green grass grew all around.
    And in this nest there was an egg…
    The prettiest egg that you ever did see
    Well the egg in the nest
    And the nest on the twig
    And the twig on the branch
    And the branch on the tree
    And the tree on the root
    And the root in the hole
    And the hole in the ground
    And the green grass grew all around and around
    And the green grass grew all around.
    And in this egg there was a bird…
    The prettiest bird that you ever did see
    Well the bird on the egg
    And the egg in the nest
    And the nest on the twig
    And the twig on the branch
    And the branch on the tree
    And the tree on the root
    And the root in the hole
    And the hole in the ground
    And the green grass grew all around and around
    And the green grass grew all around.
    And on this bird there was a wing…
    The prettiest wing that you ever did see
    Well the wing on the bird
    And the bird on the egg
    And the egg in the nest
    And the nest on the twig
    And the twig on the branch
    And the branch on the tree