Five (X2) For Friday: “Green” Songs

Went plowing through the archives and found this post from 2015, so I thought I’d revive it and add a few more songs…

Sugarloaf, “Green-Eyed Lady”

The Lemon Pipers, “Green Tambourine”

(Peter Green’s) Fleetwood Mac, “The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Prong Crown)”

Booker T & The MG’s, “Green Onions”

Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Green River”

Porter Wagoner, “The Green, Green Grass of Home”

Helen O’Connell, “Green Eyes” (Uncle Jack suggested this)

Allan Sherman, “Green Stamps” (a parody of the last one)

Incredible String Band, “Three Is A Green Crown” (Arlee suggested this)/p>

Hoyt Axton, “Green-Back Dollar”

If you’d rather hear this as a playlist, you can find it here. And that’s Five For Friday, May 12, 2023.

31 thoughts on “Five (X2) For Friday: “Green” Songs

      1. I’ve heard a little of that one on youtube before…Fleetwood Mac in Chicago I believe. Its great.


        1. Discogs has “Blues Jam In Chicago (vol. 1 and 2)” and “Blues Jam at Chess.” Both all-star casts, with Otis Spann, Willie Dixon, Walter “Shakey” Horton, Buddy Guy (as Guitar Buddy) and S. P. Leary. Gotta find that one…

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            1. That’s why they use “Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac” to distinguish it from the late ’70’s-early ’80’s band. From what I’ve read, they’ve more or less quit with the death of Christine McVie.

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              1. Yea I would think so but I would never count them out from startign it up again.
                I also liked the Bob Welch period…it wasn’t bad.


    1. I like both versions and figured Porter deserved a little recognition. He is, after all, the guy who brought attention to Dolly Parton…

      Those are classic songs. Just about anything by Booker T & The MG’s is. I love their cover of “Hang ‘Em High”…

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    1. We used to get Porter’s show in Chicago (WGN-TV was carried through most of farm country in Illinois). It was obvious he could see she was going to be a huge star. She wrote “I Will Always Love You” for him when she was leaving to go out on her own, and evidently she was at his bedside when he died. She never forgot him.

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  1. There kust be a ton of song with Green in the title. I enjoyed selling but that instrumental one. I love the sitar but it just sounded noisy and, to me, he can’t sing


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