Green Grows the Laurel – lyrics and chords

The chords to Green Grows the Laurel are presented here in the key of G major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys. The lyrics are about a woman broken hearted, as she has lost the man she loves.

 
G 
Once I’d a true love but now I have none
 
And since he has left me I  
D7 
sigh all alone
 
But  
G 
since he has left me con
Am 
tented I’ll  
C 
be
 
For  
G 
he loves another far  
D7 
better than  
G 
me.
Chorus
 
G 
So green grows the laurels and soft falls the dew
 
And sorrow was mine, love, when  
D7 
parting from you
 
But  
G 
at our next meeting our  
Am 
joys we’ll re
C 
new
 
And  
G 
we’ll change the green laurel to  
D7 
red, white and  
G 
blue.

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[G]Once I’d a true love but now I have none
And since he has left me I [D7]sigh all alone
But [G]since he has left me con[Am]tented I’ll [C]be
For [G]he loves another far [D7]better than [G]me.

Chorus

[G]So green grows the laurels and soft falls the dew
And sorrow was mine, love, when [D7]parting from you
But [G]at our next meeting our [Am]joys we’ll re[C]new
And [G]we’ll change the green laurel to [D7]red, white and [G]blue.

I wrote him a letter in red rosy lines
He sent me an answer all twisted and twined
Saying: “Keep your love letter and I will keep mine
And write to your true love and I’ll write to mine.”

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I pass my love’s window both early and late
The looks that he gives me my poor heart will break
The looks that he gives me a thousand would kill
Though he hates and detests me, yet I love him still.

Chorus

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