“Green Grow The Rushes, Oh! (II -- Singing Game)”


"Green grow the rushes, oh! (x2), Kiss her quick and let her go, Never mind the weather if the wind don't blow." "Though she wears a checkered gown, He and she must both kneel down...." "Give her a kiss and send her away."


Linscott describes this as a kissing game, and seems to link it to the "Green Grows the Laurel" family. In fact it seems to partake of many other songs ("Green Grow the Rushes," "Hop High Ladies," etc.), and the mix is complex enough that I gave it its own entry. - RBW


  1. Linscott, pp. 11-13, "Green Grow the Rushes, Oh!" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Lins011


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (Linscott)
Found in: US(NE)