Cash, Johnny - Forty Shades Of Green Lyrics




Green, green, forty shades of green

I close my eyes and picture
The emerald of the sea
From the fishing boats at Dingle
To the shores of Donaghadee

I miss the river Shannon
And the folks at Skibbereen
The moorlands and the meddle
With their forty shades of green

But most of all I miss a girl
In Tipperary town
And most of all I miss her lips
As soft as eiderdown

Again I want to see and do
The things we've done and seen
Where the breeze is sweet as Shalimar
And there's forty shades of green

Green, green, forty shades of green

I wish that I could spend an hour
At Dublin's churching surf
I'd love to watch the farmers
Drain the bogs and spade the turf

To see again the thatching
Of the straw the women glean
I'd walk from Cork to Larne to see
The forty shades of green

But most of all I miss a girl
In Tipperary town
And most of all I miss her lips
As soft as eiderdown

Again I want to see and do
The things we've done and seen
Where the breeze is sweet as Shalimar
And there's forty shades of green





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  1. Marterus

    I love that the WHOLE row sings with him, not like unsecure "maybe i can sing with the band" but actually sing it.
    i am only 27 but it is about me homeland.

  2. Bob Sch

    The best Musican Johnny

  3. Deborah Blades

    THANK-YOU

  4. EarlJohn61

    One of his few songs that are *NOT* improved by background / backup singers... It was going great while he was singing solo... but then someone (June?) started singing in a different key.
    *The mix is horrible!*

  5. Alastair Murray

    I do like the song and I’m Irish (in Ireland ) but let’s be honest here , it’s pure total complete and utter total Plastic Paddy shit !!!!

  6. William Kelleher

    johnny you are a legend can never stop listening to you RI P Dear friend xx

  7. albert19ful

    Ireland is beautiful, magical and mysterious . When you go ,stop off at a few local pubs ,and listen to the music .

    MarilynY1635

    When you go, make plans to go back! She grabs your heart, and won't let go. That's not a bad thing!

  8. Gina Bideau

    Thank you Johnny for this wonderful song about my country. May God rest your beautiful soul.xx

  9. janey kirk

    Loved it for years.....so I recorded it......

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fVz3kOmSaTE&feature=share

  10. Gerard Gaughran

    Thanks Johnny never even knew you came to Ireland.. nice to come across this song ☘🖤

  11. Sean Lowney

    My dad asked him to play this song that night. Asbury Park NJ

    Paul Pogba

    Sean Lowney love this song

  12. Patrick Joseph McCarthy

    Unbelievable rendition Johnny and the song goes on with Rosanne

  13. Donald Matthew

    Johnny cash, his little brother, shorty cash, and his sister cash Flo. Lol

  14. Bernie Darbyshire

    Johnny and June made for each other .may they Rest in peace .

  15. Danny Brew

    who is the hairy bastard on backing vocals?

    Hannelore Haakman van den Bergh

    I wouldn't call him that way. You're talking about John Carter Cash, Johnny's and June's son who was in his early 20's here.

    Danny Brew

    Cheers!!

  16. Groomingtime Pet

    Love Johnny and June. They are the best

  17. Ann Cass

    I just love Johnny cash and June they were so devoted to each outher

  18. Allura Kowalski

    I was so blessed to see Johnny and June

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  20. Bina Craine

    SO beautiful... Thank you Johnny for one of the greatest songs about Ireland!

  21. Ingrid Maier

    What a beautiful song, love it.

  22. les collins

    love the guy what a singer rip john june xx

  23. Gloria Day

    Johnny Cash stars, sings and sounds magnificent with all those shades of green.

  24. Pamla Wells

    teddy bear

  25. Glen

    Forestry, yeah I do too..... I only saw him once live.. but he's the most wonderful singer....

  26. forestryprof

    I miss him

  27. Richierua

    666th veiwer. That sucks but this song is great. As an Irishman, I usually find American songs about Ireland to be sentimental and hokey. This is different. Johnny's voice gives such a sincerity to the song that I have to love it. God bless you Johnny. Enjoy the River Jordan.

  28. Eduardo Lopez

    this is great i love this song and this video thank you