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GUEST,Musket Origins: The Green Laurel / Green Grows the Laurel (56* d) RE: Origins: The Green Laurel / Green Grows the Laurel 07 Mar 16


Back in the day, Tom and Bertha Brown used to preface the song by mentioning the gringo connection. I took it as urban myth to be fair.....

The tune they used was very different to the one popularised by The Pentangle and used by many before and after. The words were very much a "Norfolk" take on the song and we didn't get much further than Tom claiming to have learnt it at "his mother's knee."

I sing it to their tune but having lost my recording of them years ago, I use a commercial set of words, possibly same as Pentangle.


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