Johnny Cash - Green Grow the Lilacs Lyrics

Johnny Cash Sings the Ballads of the True West cover art
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I used to have a sweetheart but now I've got none
Since she's gone and left me, I care not for one
Since she's gone and left me, contended I'll be
For she loves another one better than me

Green grow the lilacs all sparklin' with you
I'm lonely, my darling, since partin' with you
And by the next meeting, I hope to prove true
And change the green lilacs to the red white and blue

I passed my love's window both early and late
The look that she gave me, made my heart ache
The look that she gave me was harm for to see
For she loves another one better than me

Green grow the lilacs all sparklin' with you
I'm lonely, my darling, since partin' with you
And by the next meeting, I hope to prove true
And change the green lilacs to the red white and blue

I wrote my love a letter in rosy red lines
She sent me an answer all twisted and twine
Saying keep your love letters and I will keep mine
Write to your sweetheart and I'll write to mine

Green grow the lilacs all sparklin' with you
I'm lonely, my darling, since partin' with you
And by the next meeting, I hope to prove true
And change the green lilacs to the red white and blue
Track Listing
  • 1 Hiawatha's Vision
  • 2 The Road to Kaintuck
  • 3 The Shifting, Whispering Sands, Part I
  • 4 The Ballad of Boot Hill
  • 5 I Ride an Old Paint
  • 6 Hardin Wouldn't Run
  • 7 Mister Garfield
  • 8 The Streets of Laredo
  • 9 Johnny Reb
  • 10 A Letter From Home
  • 11 Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
  • 12 Mean as Hell
  • 13 Sam Hall
  • 14 25 Minutes to Go
  • 15 The Blizzard
  • 16 Sweet Betsy From Pike
  • 17 Green Grow the Lilacs
  • 18 Stampede
  • 19 The Shifting, Whispering Sands, Part II
  • 20 Reflections


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Ronald Miller, Ronald N. Miller
    album: Track 17 in album Sings the Ballads of the True West
    release date: 1965
    popularity : 83 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock/Acoustic
    length: 2:47
    Album Information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin