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GREEN GROW THE LILACS Traditional Irish Green grow the lilacs, all sparkling with dew I'm lonely, my darling, since parting with you; But by our next meeting I'll hope to prove true And change the green lilacs to the Red, White and Blue. Green grow the lilacs reminding me of The ones that I brought you with all of my love, The gates of my country will open for you And change the green lilacs to the Red, White and Blue. Green grow the lilacs, Your favorite flow'r, So sweetly perfuming - a sad parting hour. Oh send me a message - That you love me too, Let's change the green lilacs to the Red, White and Blue. Repeat first verse. ***** Alternate Version: Green grow the lilacs, all sparkling with dew I'm lonely, my darling, since parting with you; But by our next meeting I'll hope to prove true And change the green lilacs to the Red, White and Blue. I once had a sweetheart, but now I have none She's gone and she's left me, I care not for one Since she's gone and left me, contented I'll be, For she loves another one better than me. I passed my love's window, both early and late The look that she gave me, it makes my heart ache; Oh, the look that she gave me was painful to see, For she loves another one better than me. I wrote my love letters in rosy red lines, She sent me an answer all twisted and twined; Saying,"Keep your love letters and I will keep mine Just you write to your love and I'll write to mine."

    


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