Friday, April 16, 2010

Take This Tune



I essentially live in my home town in Queens, NY. The block I used to live on has changed so drastically that I don't recognize it anyore. So I personally don't have a story to tell. But Elvis does. He sings "The Green Green Grass of Home" a very poignant song:






Green, Green Grass of Home Lyrics
Artist(Band):Elvis Presley

(words & music by Claude Putman, Jr.)
GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME

The old home town looks the same
As I step down from the train
And there to meet me, is my mama and papa
Down the road I look, and there runs Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It's good to touch, the green green grass of home

Yes they'll all come to greet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly
It's good to touch, the green green grass of home

The old house, is still standing
Though the paint is cracked and dry
And there's that old oak tree, that I used to play on
Down the lane I'll walk with my sweet Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It's good to touch, the green green grass of home

Yes they'll all come to meet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home

Then I awake, and look around me
At four gray walls that surround me
And I realize, that I was only dreamin'
For there's a guard and there's that sad old padre
Arm and arm we'll walk at daybreak
Again I'll touch, the green green grass of home

Yes, they'll all come to see me
In the shade of that old oak tree
As they lay me ‘neath the green green grass.... of home

4 comments:

Annesphamily said...

What a lovely memory Mary! I hope you have an excellent weekend! Take care! Anne

♥ Kathy said...

Oh Elvis ♥

Gattina said...

That sounds so nostalgic ! I know the song of course, but I never understood the words I didn't know English at that time.
BTW if you need to be cheered up I have a special post about Maxine today. I met her life ! It's unbelievable but I saw a woman in a restaurant who looked really like Maxine. At least in my eyes, what do you think ?

Travis said...

I'm so familiar with the Tom Jones version of this song, that I completely forgot that Elvis also covered it. It's quite a fine choice for this theme.