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GUEST,Guest req/ADD: Green and Yellow / Green and Yeller (10) RE: Scout Songbooks Index PermaThread 26 Nov 19


Green and Yellow

From Thurman & Hazlewood, The Gilwell Camp Fire Book. Pub. London: Pearson 1st edition (1957), Reprinted 1960.

Mother: Where have you been all day, Henery, my son?
        Where have you been all day, my pretty son?

Son:        In the woods, in the woods,
        Mother do be quick,
        For Iím feeling very sick,
        And I want to lay me down and die.

Mother: What did you do in those woods, Henery, my son? etc

Son:        Ate dear Mother, ate dear Mother, etc

Mother: What ate you in the woods, Henery, my son? etc

Son:        Eels, dear mother, eels, dear Mother, etc

Mother:        What colour were those eels, Henery, my son? etc

Son:        Green and yeller, green and yeller, etc

Mother:        Those eels were snakes, Henery, my son? etc

Son:        Oh dear Mother, oh dear mother, etc

Mother:        What colour flowers do you want, Henery, my son? etc

Son:        Green and yeller, green and yeller, etc


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