Denny, Sandy - Green Grow The Laurels Lyrics




Green grow the laurels, soft as the dew
Sad I was, darling, on parting from you
Perhaps in the future our love will renew
We'll love one another and promise to be true
I wrote my love a letter and he wrote me mine
I wrote my love a letter, he wrote me mine
Said: Keep your love letter and I will keep mine
You write to your love and I'll write to mine

I passed my love's window both night time and day
I passed my love's window both night time and day
And the looks that he gave me a thousand would slay
And the looks that he gave me a thousand would slay

Green grow the laurels, soft as the dew
Sad I was, darling, on parting from you
Perhaps in the future our love will renew
We'll love one another and promise to be true
I wrote my love a letter and he wrote me mine
I wrote my love a letter, he wrote me mine
Said: Keep your love letter and I will keep mine
You write to your love and I'll write to mine





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Denny, Sandy Green Grow The Laurels Comments
  1. Sgtpepper

    God. Why does she always bring tears to my eyes?

  2. anonymous anonymous

    I still get goosebumps listening to Sandy, such poignant songs and her interpretation, those were the days

  3. Adamfront

    Many great versions but nothing touches this.

  4. cyNic 74

    Jup, goosebumps again...RIP love

  5. William Stone

    Excellent

  6. Steve

    what kind of lunatic votes a thumbs down for this masterpiece ?

  7. Jose Manuel Rodriguez

    Great interpretation of a timeless melody. Not exceeded. These melodies that are part of a secular line, move and today, could not compose, woul be anacronistic and even proscribed. Beautiful voice, slow, sond, with that tremolo.

  8. Annie Sue

    Reminds me of the ancient bard songs earthy honest deeply human

  9. William Fleming

    Sandy sings to my soul

  10. Bruce Cauvet

    One of the best solos for a singer, not to mention she was accompayning herself on a 12 sr

  11. quijon4

    how can any one not like this

  12. bourbonfan1

    is this good enough tonight?

  13. kim lee

    wait till you hear her in "East Virginia" will simply blow your hearts & mind away

  14. gorgeoushammer

    Can't stop listening to this. Wow!

  15. cernunos 29

    Sandy Denny saved my life !

  16. roddymatt

    Listen to Sandy. No point going anwhere

  17. KennBurch

    This has basically the same tune as "Once I Had A Sweetheart".

  18. Edwardian Lady

    It breaks my heart, that Sandy doesn't get the recognition she deserves.

  19. Albert Leffler9

    i used to think Aretha was the daddy.......

  20. Chris Barbanica

    Same chord changed as “once I had a sweetheart “

  21. connellmcg

    Green grow the laurels, soft as the dew
    Sad I was, darling, on parting from you
    Perhaps in the future our love will renew
    We'll love one another and promise to be true
    I wrote my love a letter and he wrote me mine
    I wrote my love a letter, he wrote me mine
    Said: Keep your love letter and I will keep mine
    You write to your love and I'll write to mine

    I passed my love's window both night time and day
    I passed my love's window both night time and day
    And the looks that he gave me a thousand would slay
    And the looks that he gave me a thousand would slay

    Green grow the laurels, soft as the dew
    Sad I was, darling, on parting from you
    Perhaps in the future our love will renew
    We'll love one another and promise to be true
    I wrote my love a letter and he wrote me mine
    I wrote my love a letter, he wrote me mine
    Said: Keep your love letter and I will keep mine
    You write to your love and I'll write to mine

  22. Alf Gilzean

    A beautiful song by a beautiful lady. Nobody comes close to this lovely voice.

    Dr.Rathclyffe777

    for me: my fav songwriter probly; not quiet fav voice though- prefer bobby watson (comus) for one. sorry; just sayin'.

    gorgeoushammer

    I agree - no one comes close to this.

  23. ARTHUR FRANKLIN BIRNEY

    ... *** GREAT PERFORMANCE *** ... ! ...

  24. michael wallace

    English folk at its very very best !

  25. Johan Liebert

    Green grow the yanny

  26. low down

    I dont have words but i do believe that only the good die young rip sweeet angel i LOVE your music i really do

  27. Erica Roewade

    What record is this on?!?

    Graham Phillips

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-At-BBC-Sandy-Denny/dp/B000RHR7W0

  28. Firas Salem

    Always thought Joan Baez has the best female voice until I heard this lady. I’ve been exploring music since I was 12, and it feels sad that I learned about Sandy Denny at the age of 40, I think I will spend a considerable amount of time exploring this treasure

    TheToolnut

    Firas Salem I discovered her three Days ago, i'm 41. I'm embarrassed by that fact!

  29. Jozef the who forever

    Impossible not to love her voice....best female folk singer all times...that is for sure

  30. dreamyblue44

    Such a spirit of love in this one! :)

  31. Ulrich Rathmer

    Perfection voice of an angel

  32. Emma lizabel

    Hm this has the same melody as the traditional song once I had a sweetheart .. does anyone know if Sandy wrote these lyrics or if they are also traditional? I heard sandy do a version of once I knew a sweetheart with the lyrics that usually go with the melody in the documentary Sandy Denny under review but can't seem to find it anywhere

  33. saskia316

    solo guitar and voice....and it doesn't get more deep and powerful, does it?

    Tranquility Base

    saskia316 agreed .... no it doesn’t :- )

  34. Pierre Prijs

    Her voice sounds like magic to me.Its the same feeling for me listening Mark Lanegan

  35. Brian McCall

    This is absolutely ridiculously gorgeous......i can't even

  36. Dazed and Confused

    Now I am an old man, I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to hear Joan Baez's marvelous vibrato soprano at the Newport Folk Festival 52 years ago, and then again later in person; and over the years whenever I wanted to hear "Silver Dagger," or "Boots of Spanish Leather." Joni Mitchell's "I Think I'm Falling" has always likewise been a favorite, and I love her brash candid behavior as she lives her private life in Canada. Sandy Denny had an angelic voice, and I have been in love with Fairport Convention and her heart ripping voice for so many years. I regret the youth will not have the privilege of hearing such music. Perhaps they will. Perhaps..... Why did she have to die? Why do so many assholes live to torment people when Sandy and others, (Amy Winehouse, for example), must leave us?

    Rae Zola

    I dont know why singers are subjected to such ppl who take kill and destroy ...the gift of song and the whirling mist of sensitivities are all from the muse god angel s choirs in heavenly places flowers that sing i dunno ..the other day i picked up my guitar and played a song ive been ill as of late but i managed to get l this song with vocals and sweet range ...i m sure i heard songers around me in the mist after i finished ....i heard sounds like voices coming from other places

    Rae Zola

    Singers from some where else in time

  37. james reinolds

    angelical voice,what a perfect voice!

  38. haberstr

    "We'll love another..." sung by Sandy Denny.

  39. Marc

    makes you cry

  40. John Davey

    Perfection the voice of an angel

  41. steve pierce

    I love Sandy Denny, but somehow I think this song is actually sung by Joan Baez!

  42. Erica Roewade

    What is this from? Which record? Anyone know?

  43. Philippe Cirse

    Certains ont le don de partager leur profondeur spirituelle. Son cadeau était beau, envoûtant et épanouissant tout à la fois. Une voix gracile venue du fond des âges....!

  44. copycoonie

    Wee wille rule De worlrd ..or Not .

  45. Marc

    we love one another and promise too be true

  46. Marc

    incredible voice

  47. Antonio Ribeiro

    Sandy Denny foi um dos expoentes máximos da música dos 60 /70, os melhores anos da música de sempre,e tem nesta música a sua expressão máxima

  48. Marc

    wow incredible voice

  49. Paul Payton

    how lovely paul payton England x x 👍

  50. thaddeus rex

    her pitch and melodic runs are enthralling

  51. Anouk Brin-Janse

    Les paroles s'il - vous plait.
    Lyrics please.
    Thank you ( sorry my english is "bad" because i'm french )

  52. stella maris

    Can anybody please tell me if Sandy Denny wrote this song? (green grow the laurels)
    And if not, who did write it?
    Or is it an old traditional song?
    Any info would be greatly appreciated : )

    Jaap Taal

    it's a traditional

    Jason McKibben

    It has been suggested that this song is actually the reason white cowboys got the name gringo in the south west. It was very popular during the cattle drive days and the cowboys would sing it on night watch.

    Lord Jagged

    'Gringo the laurels'..? pmsl...ur a funny guy.

  53. stella maris

    WOW!
    20 years since I first heard this & it still makes the hair stand on the back of my neck.
    Thank-you to the good +ladysonja ; )

    alison craig

    Shows the connection between British Folk music and American Blues'

  54. TAKI NE

    magic...

  55. Marc irvine

    beautiful song and incredible voice. wow

    John Willetts

    December 1966. She'd only been smoking for a year, or eighteen months. Tobacco, perhaps a little weed. The drinking hadn't taken hold yet. But she always gave angels a run for their money.

  56. Lord Jagged

    never forgotten...

  57. Martien Hoogland

    No singer in pop history better voiced the sorrow of love lost than Sandy Denny. Martien

  58. bluesportsman northwest

    so sad to have lost her so young, rip Sandy....

  59. Da Br

    The Battle of Evermore introduced me to this lovely voice... How dare I wait so long to post my opinion on how powerful her voice is...

  60. thaddeus rex

    those notes she hits at 3:09...wicked

    Michael Igoe

    Agree. Good spot.

    TheToolnut

    Unreal!

  61. Sandor Vitez

    She was a soulful woman..

  62. kenneth dubard

    Her voice was MAGICAL.

  63. kenneth dubard

    Someone doesn't like this? No accounting for taste.

  64. Rossm3838

    It has been said that it was Sandy who taught the angels how to sing..I believe that.

    Guitarwrist

    Rossm3838 i just know she hears us all and is smiling as she knows she is still loved and her heart and mind have been given the peace and happiness that eluded her in this existence......rest easy sandy the dusky maiden will the voice of an angel.x

    Lord Jagged

    uniquely beautiful..always loved the lady.

    Rose Moon

    shame the angels wanted her back so soon

    Lord Jagged

    You don't believe that really... but it's a lovely platitude.

    Smeg somethingorother

    lol what

  65. Carlos Pintado

    ¡¡¡!!!

  66. manrico fiorentini

    there isn't anything more beautiful on this Earth than the voice of Sandy...IMPOSSIBLE!!!

  67. chris ott

    new favorite song..anybody know if Sandy's doing the guitar work?...i'd reckon so...

    Rossm3838

    +chris ott I think so. It sounds like her playing and is listed as so.

    chris ott

    thanks and i agree...i've actually since learned a (hopefully tolerable) way to play this myself

  68. chris ott

    the very very best..thanky mucho

  69. jason london

    they don't make songs like that anymore

    Scharobeit

    That's wrong. Folk, it's always there.

    StephenSeabird

    You're absolutely right. It's a traditional song, and coupled to SUCH a voice, expresses a spiritual purity - an 'innocence' of spirit - that is quite unlike contemporary most songwriting.

  70. jason london

    Get the fuck out of here..wow

    Mrs. Hudson

    +jason london Yeah,she really was something else.

    Michael Igoe

    +jason london Eloquently articulated, Jason ... no words could express our admiration better than that.

    Devon Kildare

    +jason london hehHAhah... YUP! Every song i hear of hers feels like I just found 'THE best' ... till i hear another!

  71. Mark Marcadè

    Another Sandy's pearl

  72. AKASCOOCH

    unbelievable

  73. graham donachie

    is that my 12 string that she is a playing ??

    Rev Mary Miller

    +graham donachie Yes, it is. Sandy is using alternative open tuning, but I have no clue what it is. But yes.

    ARTHUR FRANKLIN BIRNEY

    .No,.I don't think it's a 12 string guitar , (never mind the photograph on your screen) I think it's a six-string ( flattop) guitar with an open-D- tuning....( or a dropped-D-Tuning )

  74. Terry Eggett

    I have some knowledge of Sandys work but after this incredible performance I need to hear a lot more.

  75. theold49er

    First time I've heard this don't no how I've missed it my beautiful lovely Sandy

  76. Andrew C.

    Once I had a sweetheart, and now I have none...

    ralphyboy25

    +Andrew C. Same melody, isn't it?

    Ceri Miller

    +ralphyboy25 yes I thought the same!

  77. modelleg

    Truly Great Woman, bad girl.

  78. PrincessEyesTalking

    The Passat!

  79. Paul Lavan

    There could only ever be one 'The Lady'. Always in my heart, my sweet glorious Sandy.

  80. Greg Frenkel

    Some have the gift of sharing their spiritual depth. Her gift was beautiful, haunting and uplifting all at once. A voice of the ages...

    Rae Zola

    She was a truth seeker and story teller

    Phil Jackson

    Totally agree..In a class of her own.

    gorgeoushammer

    Yes, indeed.

  81. NatureGirl62

    I heard her in an obscure piece tonight on the Sirius XM 'Loft' channel en route from work.  I got chills and nearly had to pull over onto the freeway shoulder.  I wish she had been with us for an eternity.  But, perhaps she is.

    chris ott

    your story is your answer and they are both deeply wonderful..yay good news!

    Ballard Frogman

    she died ages ago ? what are you on about

    Douglas Kerins

    she is here

    SIGHTS and SOUNDS

    She is and always will be .
    While there are those who understand the meaning of real talent when confronted with it , SANDY will live on .

    Linda Jones

    Ballard Frogman ......as long as Sandy’s glorious voice and beautiful music are remembered, “The Lady” will *never* be forgotten. Sandy “lives on” through her legacy.

  82. Henry Ellis

    Love this. Beautiful.

  83. chris ott

    haint no one better, zanies,,shan't be

  84. von Hercynius

    I too loved LZIV's "Battle..." It was like from some other universe where my clan hails. Then totally by accident I found Fairport's "Liege & Lief." Man, what an album! It was just like this song, full of dark gothic English folk.

  85. john o'neill

    you'll live an eternity in the hearts, minds and souls of all that are fortunate enough to hear your call

  86. eric tull

    Her voice cuts my soul like a crystal dagger.

  87. LonePigsyAndCub

    Oh, I know exactly how you feel... it's such a sweet mixture of joy and sorrow in the same moment. She moves me to my core.

  88. emmasparkle79

    Adored ... Beautiful sandy ... Your voice echoes through my life so far. Amazing. Cosmic xxx

  89. 5wanseajak

    this voice is so beautiful yet wouldn't get a look in in on these talentless tv programes cause it doesn't shift sales SHAME!!!!

  90. vinyldaze

    wow. what an emotive talent she was. a real human songbird.

    Michael Deane

    Her voice takes me to another universe...absolutely magical

  91. Nessie ZZ Huang

    Listen to her is so soothing.... RIP Sandy Denny....

  92. Andrew Craven

    Beautiful song. I love it!

  93. Greencorner

    Just beautiful!

  94. Eric Tull

    A special talent lost to us far too early. Yes she was a wild child but weren't we all?
    Miss you Sandy.

  95. dollopskiver

    What a staggering voice.......still brings me tears after all these years.

  96. Philip Aerts

    My favorite female singer of all time. This song is testament to Sandy's greatness.
    An absolutely exquisite and beautiful singing voice..Sandy voice was so sweet and beautiful in my opinion, there was no equal to her. Sadly and sorely missed...

  97. hear1me1now

    True love

  98. mariellemaple

    real music. pure beauty

  99. arhatyellow

    Yep - she's the real thing : beauty and a voice, and soul so deep and sweet. Check out her and Fairport doing "Farewell, Farewell." Peace