And the Green Grass Grew All Around

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"And The Green Grass Grew All Around", also known as "The Green Grass Grew All Around" or "And the Green Grass Grows All Around", is a song that was first published in 1912,[1][2] with words by William Jerome[2] and melody by Harry Von Tilzer.[1] Today it is a popular children's song, and a good example of a cumulative song.

Lyrics[edit]

There was a hole (There was a hole)

In the middle of the ground (In the middle of the ground)

The prettiest hole (The prettiest hole)

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


Well, the hole in the ground


And the green grass grew all around, all around

And the green grass grew all around


And in this hole (And in this hole)

There was a root (There was a root)

The prettiest root (The prettiest root)

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


Well, the root in the hole

And the hole in the ground


And the green grass grew all around, all around

And the green grass grew all around


And on this root (And on this root)

There was a tree (There was a tree)

The prettiest tree (The prettiest tree)

That you ever did see (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, all around

And the green grass grew all around


And on this tree (And on this tree)

There was a branch (There was a branch)

The prettiest branch (The prettiest branch)

That you ever did see (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, all around

And the green grass grew all around


And on this branch (And on this branch)

There was a twig (There was a twig)

The prettiest twig (The prettiest twig)

That you ever did see (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, all around

And the green grass grew all around


And on this twig (And on this twig)

There was a nest (There was a nest)

The prettiest nest (The prettiest nest)

That you ever did see (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, all around

And the green grass grew all around


And in this nest (And in this nest)

There was an egg (There was an egg)

The prettiest egg (The prettiest egg)

That you ever did see (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, all around

And the green grass grew all around


And in this egg (And in this egg)

There was a bird (There was a bird)

The prettiest bird (The prettiest bird)

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


Well, the bird in 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, all around

And the green grass grew all around


And on this bird (And on this bird)

There was a wing (There was a wing)

The prettiest wing (The prettiest wing)

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


Well, the wing on the bird

And the bird in 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, all around

And the green grass grew all around


And on this wing (And on this wing)

There was a feather (There was a feather)

The prettiest feather (The prettiest feather)

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


Well, the feather on the wing

And the wing on the bird

And the bird in 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, all around

And the green grass grew all around

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Egan, Bill (2004). Florence Mills: Harlem Jazz Queen at Google Books. Scarecrow Press. page 16. ISBN 0-8108-5007-9
  2. ^ a b Axford, Elizabeth C. (2004). Song Sheets to Software: A Guide to Print Music, Software, and Web Sites for Musicians at Google Books. Scarecrow Press. page 20. ISBN 0-8108-5027-3