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Green Grass Grew All Around, an Illustrated Song

Posted on: September 3, 2016

The traditional cumulative folk song, GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND, has been widely adapted:

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The Rainforest Grew All Around
Traditional Tune (GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND)
Text and Word Adaptations by Susan K. Mitchell
Illustrated by Connie McLennan
(This book includes, besides lyrics, panels of information about each plant or animal mentioned in the song.  It has won many a parent and educator’s choice awards.)

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The Tree in the Wood (An Old Nursery Song)

Traditional Words and Tune
Based on the old Folk song GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND
Words Adapted by Christopher Manson
Illustrated by Christopher Manson

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Tweedle Dee Dee
Traditional Words and Tune
Based on the old Folk song GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND
Illustrated by Charlotte Voake

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This video will give you the basic tune:

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GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND on Song For Teaching:
http://www.songsforteaching.com/folk/thegreengrassgrewallaround2k.php

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GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND on
http://www.scoutsongs.com/lyrics/greengrassgrew.html

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GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_the_Green_Grass_Grew_All_Around

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GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND
Traditional Lyrics and Tune
Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE

(The first verse requires call and response, the bridge requires accumulation, the chorus remains the same)

VERSE (which gets adapted as things associated with the tree get added)

C
There was a tree (There was a tree)

Out in the woods (Out in the woods)

The finest tree (The finest tree)

G
That you ever did see (That you ever did see)

BRIDGE [This is the section where you accumulate things like: the branch on the tree/the nest on the branch/the eggs in the nest/etc]

C
The Tree in the Wood

CHORUS

C                    G              C                      G7
And the green grass grew all around, and around

C         G                          C
And the green grass grew all around

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Related Posts

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EARTH’S BEAUTY AND BOUNTY, STEWARDSHIP AND BEING GREEN

Celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty, being green, and environmental stewardship with this lovely list of Singable Picture Books:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/singable-picture-books-with-a-green-theme/

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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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