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Green grow the rushes-oh!
Last updated: 22.01.22
I first learned Green grow the rushes-oh at primary school and very much enjoyed singing it. The version that I sing nowadays can be found in Folk Songs of the British Isles. I can remember it being sung with light modifications in the Royal Navy in the 1950's and 1960's. All I can now recall is the substitution of the sea boot's crew instead of the lily white boys in the second verse.
It is a fine jolly accumulative song and quite a tongue-twister.
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youtube15.jpg Green grow the rushes-oh! (3:08) The Spinners