green green grass of home lyrics – bobby bare

the old hometown looks the same
as i step down from the train
and there to meet me is my mama and my papa
and down the road i look and there runs mary
hair of gold and lips like cherries
it’s good to touch the green, green gr*ss of home.

yes, they’ll all come to meet me
arms a-reaching, smiling sweetly
it’s so good to touch the green, green gr*ss of home.

the old house is still standing
though the paint is cracked and dry
and there’s the old oak tree that i used to play on
down the lane i walk with my sweet mary
hair of gold and lips like cherries
it’s good to touch the green, green gr*ss of home.

then i awake and look around me
at the grey walls that surround me
and i realized i was only dreaming
for there’s a guard and there’s a sad old padre
arm in arm we’ll walk at daybreak
again i’ll touch the green, green gr*ss 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 gr*ss of home…

/ bobby bare lyrics