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 an Appalachian folk song that was first noted in 1877 in (Miss M. H. Mason's book 'Nursery Rhymes and Country Songs' but is likely to be much older.[1] Some sources give the author as William Jerome[2] and melody by Harry Von Tilzer[3] in 1912.

Today it is a popular classic children's song, and a good example of a cumulative song.

It is similar to the Irish folk song Rattlin' Bog and versions exist in many other cultures and under many titles.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Green Grass Grew All Around, The". 2013-06-13. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Egan, Bill (2004) Florence Mills: Harlem Jazz Queen at Google Books. Scarecrow Press. page 16. ISBN 0-8108-5007-9