Green Grow the Lilacs Lyrics - Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Johnny Cash Sings the Ballads of the True West cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Ronald Miller, Ronald N. Miller
release date: 1965
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Acoustic
length: 2:47
producer: Don Law and Frank Jones
vocal: Johnny Cash
electric guitar: Luther Perkins
bass: Marshall Grant
guitar: Johnny Cash
autoharp: Mother Maybelle Carter
drums (drum set): W.S. Holland
writer: [traditional]
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



Tracklist
  • 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