Green, Green Grass of Home", written by Claude "Curly" Putman, Jr. and first recorded by singer Johnny Darrell, is a country song originally made popular by Porter Wagoner in 1965, when it reached No. 4 on the country chart. That same year, it was sung by Bobby Bare and by Jerry Lee Lewis, who included it his album Country Songs for City Folks (later re-issued as All Country). Tom Jones learned the song from Lewis' version, and in 1966, he had a worldwide No. 1 hit with it.
It's good to touch the green, green, grass of home The old house is still standing Tho' the paint is cracked and dry And there's that old oak tree that I used to play on. Down the lane I walk with my sweet Mary Hair of gold and lips like cherries It's good to touch the green, green grass of home Yes, they'll all come to meet me Arms reaching, smiling sweetly It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.
Tom Jones decided to record this after hearing a version by Jerry Lee Lewis, a legendary rocker who had started making country records. A year after Johnny Darrell's original version, Lewis recorded this on his album Country Songs For City Folks. Jones recalled to The Mail On Sunday February 6, 2011: "I used to collect anything Jerry Lee Lewis recorded, and still do. I was in New York in 1965 when I bought his country album Country Songs For City Folks
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With Green, Green Grass of Home, Tom Jones began to abandon his teenage pop audience to concentrate on a more mature, middle of the road group of listeners
Tracklist: 1. Riders In The Sky, 2. He’ll Have To Go, 3. Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings, 4. Sixteen Tons, 5. Two Brothers, 6. My Mother’s Eyes, 7. Green, Green Grass Of Home, 8. Ring Of Fire, 9. A Field Of Yellow Daisies, 10. (I Wish I Could) Say No To You, 11. All I Get From You Are Heartaches, 12. Mohair Sam, 13. Cool Water, 14. Detroit City. 7. 9. A Field Of Yellow Daisies. 10. (I Wish I Could) Say No To You. 11. All I Get From You Are Heartaches.
Green Green Grass Of Home. Sir Thomas Jones Woodward, KBE (born 7 June 1940), best known by his stage name, Tom Jones, is a Welsh pop singer particularly noted for his powerful voice. He was born in Treforest, near Pontypridd in South Wales. He rose to fame in the mid-1960s, with an exuberant live act which included wearing tight breeches and billowing shirts, in an Edwardian style popular amongst his peers at the time.
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