40 Shades of Green Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Johnny R. Cash
album: Track 5 in album Playlist: The Very Best of Johnny Cash
release date: 2015-10-9
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length: 2:56

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I close my eyes and picture the emerald of the sea;
From the fishing boats at Dingle to the shores of Dunadee.
I miss the River Shannon and the folks at Skipparee;
The moor lands and the meadows,
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.

I wish that I could spend an hour at Dublin's churning 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 Lairn to see 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.


Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Man in Black
  • 2 I Walk the Line
  • 3 I Still Miss Someone
  • 4 You Wild Colorado (mono)
  • 5 40 Shades of Green
  • 6 Ring of Fire
  • 7 Jackson
  • 8 Bad News
  • 9 Folsom Prison Blues (live)
  • 10 A Boy Named Sue (live)
  • 11 One Piece at a Time
  • 12 Hit the Road and Go
  • 13 Rockabilly Blues (Texas 1955)
  • 14 Daddy Sang Bass