Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Green Grows the Laurel

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X:15
T:Green Grows the Laurel
R:song
Z:id:hn-song-15
M:3/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=140
K:Dmix
B2 | B2 E2 (ED) | (GA) B2 (AG) | E2 D2 C2 | D4 D2 |
D2 (EF) G2 | A2 d2 ed | c2 (BA) G2 | A4 D2 |
D2 (EF) G2 | A2 d2 (ed) | c2 (BA) G2 | c4 Bc |
d2 A2 (GE) | (GA) B2 AG | E D3 C2 | D4 ||
B2 | B2 E2 (ED) | (GA) B2 (AG) | E2 D2 C2 | D4 D2 |
D2 (EF) G2 | A2 d2 (ed) | c2 (BA) G2 | A4 D2 |
D2 (EF) G2 | A2 d2 (ed) | c2 (BA) G2 | c4 Bc |
d2 A2 (GE) | (GA) B2 AG | E D3 C2 | D4 ||
W:I once had a true love but now he is gone,
W:He's gone and he's left me and I'm here all alone,
W:And since he has left me content I must be,
W:For I know he loves someone far better than me.
W:
W:Chorus:
W:Green grows the laurel and soft falls the dew,
W:Sad was my heart when I parted from you,
W:But in our next meeting I hope you'll prove true,
W:Never change the green laurel for the red, white and blue.
W:
W:I wrote him a letter both loving and kind,
W:He wrote me another in sharp bitter lines,
W:Saying "Keep your love letters and I will keep mine,
W:And you'll write to your love and I'll write to mine."
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:He passed by my window both early and late,
W:And the looks that he gave me would make your heart ache,
W:The looks that he gave me ten thousand would kill,
W:Wherever he wanders, he'll be my love still.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:I once was as happy as the red blushing rose,
W:Now I am pale as the lily that grows,
W:Like the tree in the garden with its beauty all gone,
W:Can't you see what I've come to from the loving of one.


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