Who Sang Bein' Green? Van Morrison

Van Morrison Hard Nose the Highway cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bill Mack
release date: 1973-8
genres: Jazz Rock Funk / Soul Folk, World, & Country
styles: Soul/Acoustic/Folk Rock/Classic Rock/Jazz-Rock
length: 4:22
producer: Van Morrison and Lillian Magowan
vocal: Van Morrison
mixer: Neil Schwartz
engineer: Neil Schwartz
arranger: Van Morrison, Jeff Labes and Jack Schroer
assistant producer: Jeff Labes and Jack Schroer
composer: Joe Raposo
lyricist: Joe Raposo
It's not easy bein' green
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer bein' red or yellow or gold
Or something much more colorful like that

It's not easy bein' green
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over
'Cause you're not standing out like flashy sparkles
On the water or stars in the sky

But green is the color of spring
And green can be cool and friendly like
And green can be big like an ocean
Or important like a mountain or tall like a tree

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why
But why wonder, why wonder?
I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
And I think it's what I want to be

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Snow in San Anselmo
  • 2 Warm Love
  • 3 Hard Nose the Highway
  • 4 Wild Children
  • 5 The Great Deception
  • 6 Bein' Green
  • 7 Autumn Song
  • 8 Purple Heather