“The Leaves So Green”


The singer, who "never loved to tread" populated areas, asks that his body, when he dies, be taken "to some green lonely spot, Where none with careless steps shall tread." He recalls the flowers and birds, and can rest most easily among them


  1. SHenry H719, p. 63, "The Leaves So Green" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13332
  3. BI, HHH719


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1937 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland