Green Songs

There are many, many Green songs.  Here are just a few:

(Links: Album Cover picture goes to music/video,
“by – Name” goes to Band’s webpage,

Band name in description is a link to Wikipedia info on the Band)

Green Waves
by Secret Garden

Secret Garden is an Irish-Norwegian duo who play New Instrumental Music. Secret Garden features the Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry and the Norwegian composer/pianist Rolf Løvland. The group began in 1995 and plays in the genres of New Age, Celtic music and Nordic folk music.  The 2002 release of the album Once in a Red Moon included the song Green Waves which is sung by Karen Matheson the lead singer of the Scottish band Capercaillie.

Green Acres
by Eddie Albert

Green Acres is an American television series starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a country farm. The series was broadcast on CBS from September 15, 1965, to April 27, 1971.

Green, Green Grass of Home
by Tom Jones

Sir Thomas John Woodward, (born June 7, 1940), known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer, particularly noted for his powerful voice.  Since 1963, Jones has sung many styles of popular music – pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, techno, soul and gospel.  “Green, Green Grass of Home” was written by Claude “Curly” Putman Jr. and sung by Tom in 1966.

Velvet Green
by Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull are a British rock group formed in 1967.  Their music is characterised by the lyrics, vocals and flute playing of Ian Anderson and the guitar work of Martin Barre.  Initially playing blues rock with an experimental flavour, they have also incorporated elements of classical music, folk music, jazz and art rock into their music.  Velvet Green is medieval-sounding folkish song is about a romp in the English countryside.

Green Eyed Lady
by Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf was an American, rock and roll band from 1970-1975.  Jerry Corbetta founded the band with guitarist Bob Webber.  Other initial bandmembers were drummer Bob MacVittie, rhythm guitarist Veeder Van Dorn III and bassist Bob Raymond.  The band was originally known as Chocolate Hair. They changed their name to Sugarloaf after a mountain outside of Boulder, Colorado.  Sugarloaf is best known for two songs, “Green-Eyed Lady” in 1970 and “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You” in 1975.

Green Grow the Rushes
by R.E.M.

R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry. R.E.M. gained early attention as an alternative rock band, due to Buck’s ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe’s unclear vocals.  This is R.E.M.’s 1985 song Green Grow the Rushes – Lyrics interpreted HEREAddn’l version..

Two more (totally different) Versions of Green Grow the Rushes (O):
Celtic Wonder     (Lyrics)
Old Irish Christmas Song     (Lyrics)

Green River
by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) was an American rock band active from 1967 to 1972.  The group consisted of lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter John Fogerty, rhythm guitarist Tom Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook, and drummer Doug Clifford. They sang in the country rock and swamp rock genres.  They positioned themselves as Southern rock stylists, singing about bayous, the Mississippi River, catfish, and other popular Southern styles.

Green Onions
by Booker T. & the M.G.s

Booker T. & the M.G.’s is a Memphis, TN band, active from 1962. Original group members were: Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewie Steinberg (bass), and Al Jackson, Jr. (drums).  “Green Onions” was a 1962 hit single.  As originators of the unique Stax Recording sound, the group was one of the most prolific, respected, and imitated of their era.  Booker T works in the genres of R&B, Instrumental rock, Southern soul and Electric blues.  Higher quality, later version

John Deere Green
by Joe Diffie

Joe Logan Diffie (born 12/28/58) is an American country music singer known for his ballads and novelty songs. Singing since 1989 out of Velma, Oklahoma, Joe has had many top charting hits, including in 1993, John Deere Green.


Bowling Green
by Banjo Bill

William “Banjo Bill” Green is a songwriter and banjo player as well as an actor, director and playwrite.  Bill has been a fixture at local coffeehouses and open mic nights for over a decade.  Most recently he brings his humor and gift for storytelling to YouTube with the Banjo Bill Show.

Growing Up Green
by Pamela Sunshine

Pam Southwell has performed widely in both England and B.C, Canada. Pam is also a storyteller and is currently working on a CD of stories. Pam began singing for children as a teacher. She started writing specifically for children in 1986.


The Green Berets
by Miklós Rózsa (Soundtrack) starring, John Wayne

Miklós Rózsa (b. 4/18/07 – d. 7/27/95) was a Hungarian-born composer and conductor, best known for his numerous film scores.  Rózsa is considered to be one of the “founding fathers of film music.  He is regarded today as one of the greatest film score composers of all time, composing music for nearly 100 films, including Spellbound (1945), Quo Vadis (1951), Ben-Hur (1959), and King of Kings (1961).

The Green Fields of France
written by Eric Bogle
sung by The Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys are an Irish-American, Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1996. They play genres of Punk rock, Celtic punk, Oi! and Hardcore punk (early).  The band has made a name for itself as a result of its extensive worldwide touring, and its St. Patrick’s Day weekend shows, which are held in and around Boston.

Bein’ Green
from The Muppet Show

The Muppet Show was a British television program produced by American puppeteer Jim Henson and featured a cast of Muppets. The show ran from 1976 to 1981. The series mimicked a vaudeville- or music hall-style song-and-dance variety show.  Kermit the Frog stared as a showrunner who tried to keep control of the antics of the other Muppet characters and keep the guest stars happy.  The show was known for outrageous physical slapstick, sometimes absurd comedy and humorous parodies.  Each episode featured a human guest star.  As the program became popular, many celebrities were eager to perform with the Muppets, and by the end of its run, hosted over one hundred guest stars.

A Little Bit of Green
by Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley (b. 1/8/35 – d. 8/16/77) was an American cultural icon. He is widely known by the single name Elvis and is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “the King”.  Elvis was active from 1954 to 1977 and sang genres from Rock and roll, pop, rockabilly, country, blues, gospel and R&B.  Elvis was also an actor and starred in many Hollywood films.

Crystalline Green
by Goldfrapp

Goldfrapp is an English duo, formed in 1999 in London, England, that consists of Alison Goldfrapp (vocals/synthesizer) and Will Gregory (synthesizer).  They sing in the genres of Electronic, electropop, synthpop, electroclash, trip hop, ambient and dance music.  Crystalline Green is from their 2003 album Black Cherry.

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