Paycheck, Johnny - Green, Green Grass Of Home Lyrics

The old home town looks the same
As I step down from the train
And there to meet me is my mama and papa
Down the road I look and there runs Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home

Yes, they'll all be there to meet me
All creatures smiling sweetly
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home

The old house is still standing
Though the paint is cracked and dry
And there's an old oak tree that I used to play on
Down the lane I'll walk with my sweet Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home

Then I awake and look around me
Cold gray walls surround me
And I realize that I was only dreamin'
There's a guard and there's a sad old padre
Arm and arm we'll walk at daybreak
Again I'll touch the green, green grass of home

Yes, they'll all be there to meet me
In the shadow of that old oak tree
As they lay me beneath the green, green grass of home

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Paycheck, Johnny Green, Green Grass Of Home Comments
  1. Gary Guardia

    I own almost all the songs of Johnny Paycheck and this song is by far my favorite.

  2. vern daniel

    I have Johnnys grave stone and it sure aint in no green grass of home!! it,s a little flat copper plack behind a shed in the cemetary!! he was so under rated!he was a little bad guy,but boy could he sing a song!! Daryl Singletary was a lot better singer than anyone gave him credit for!!! D.S. was a great singer!!!!!

    vern daniel

    sorry,i don't have it I have saw it.i,m 82 yrs old and don't type good .I have to hunt and peck! I don't rember the cemetarys name.since my stroke I am not good at much I have 1 eye to see with!!


    best version.

  4. Andrew Sandlin

    He could sing back then

  5. Teresa Stephenson

    What a feeling we them steal doors open up and your family is waiting for you but the dreams will haunt you in there killer song

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  9. Merle Gann

    Johnny Paycheck was the best

    Jesco Glubney

    Agreed. Im really thinkin he may be the best or def top tier when it comes to artistic ability.

  10. John Stewart

    If we area


    real country !

  12. Leon Bibby

    a good song my favio r singer 2

  13. Kenneth Kiser

    And he turned out to be...the only "Hell Raiser" his momma ever raised. A real life REBEL.

    Edna Peterson

    I LOVE LISTENING TO JOHNNY Paycheck especially All the Time. Such a besutiful song..Edna P

  14. Clancy Kobane

    the voice of unmatched perfection. Rest In Peace Johnny!

  15. Zach Newby

    I had beers last night for my birthday I was listening to this song all day I remember me and my grandpa would watch the hee haw show

  16. Denis Roberts

    Beautiful song by the master of country.

    Gary Guardia

    You know it.

  17. James Toomey

    Paychecks version is among the best....!


    I agree.

    William Rohde

    James Toomey my dad loved this song so much it brings me back to the past


    yesssssssssssss Sir

    Jprocks P

    Take a listen to Stompin’ Tom Connors’ version of this song. I think it beats this one by a long shit-err-shot

  18. Jack Davis

    There needs to be a song by maybe Willie...called "A Johnny Friday Night..Paycheck, Cash and Bush"

  19. Yvonne Wills-Williams

    Good Morning Y'all

  20. webbjr37

    No one does this one better than Porter Wagner


    +webbjr37 Your opinion. Not one I share with you, that's for sure.

    shona goobie

    tom jones

  21. teed lassen

    A rebel, but a good singer missed

    William Rohde

    teed lassen he was a great singer and i love this song so much

    William Rohde

    teed lassen he is still the best singer to me

  22. Country Girl

    LOVE THIS ONE!!!!!

  23. TBB5413

    im 40 and in college I had a tape with this song on it.  Great song , sad (in a  good way) song.  Brings memories of the past.

    William Rohde

    TBB5413 right on

  24. Trina McLauchlin

    that IS ONE of the reasons that makes this song so special to me. It does bring out those emotions and what today's country music SERIOUSLY LACKS!!! This tune does what it's supossed to do...Pull at the heart strings!!! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

  25. Trina McLauchlin

    Today (10-29-2013) I was watching my favorite minister/preacher... Joseph Prince and I couldn't believe he mentioned this song and even sang a few of the lyrics but he did it in almost a mocking way especially when he came to the last verse where Johnny sings about being layed under that old oak tree and being came to see THEN. He basically was making a point about how our MINDS control our emotions and that this was a depressing song. You readers get the point. I still love Joseph Prince BUT

    Lee Miah

    Trina McLauchlin

    john mckay

    @Lee Miah TWAT


    When I was sitting here listening to this song this morning I was thinking that it seems that the establishment has always held the demons in Johnny's personal life against him, holding him back from the true recognition that he deserves.

    No matter what you think of Johnny, there is no denying that this man could SING! He was an awesome talent and I sure wish they would overlook the demons and respect the pure raw talent that this man had. They have done that for many others so why not Johnny?

  27. pecvillian

    I agree, most of today's so called country music is more like bubble gum music.

    Kenny Dobbins

    There are still a few traditional style artists.

  28. mrteemack1

    Just listening to J.P sing this song brings back a lot of memories..Gosh i wish country music today was what it use to be..R.I.P Johnny.. we sure do miss you!!!

  29. Carey Wilson

    Great rendition of this classic.

  30. pecvillian

    @ed3313 That's for sure

  31. ed3313

    never done better

  32. ♥Eden 宇山♥

    Thanks for posting this song, missed my mother so much reminds me how she love this song.

    Kenny Dobbins

    I'm sorry for your loss.

  33. pecvillian

    @wizard60110 You are welcome.

  34. wizard60110

    Ty for the memories I love u everyday and miss u every day

  35. wizard60110

    Ty for the memories I love u day and miss u every day