Green Grow the Rushes, Oh!

Words & Music, traditional
Source: Standing Song Stone Book

I'll sing you twelve, oh!
Green grow the rushes, oh!
What is your twelve, oh?
Twelve for the twelve apostles

'Leven for the eleven that went to heaven,

Ten for the Ten Commandments,

Nine for the nine bright shiners,

Eight for the eight bold rangers,

Seven for the seven stars in the sky,

Six for the six proud walkers,

Five for the symbol at your door,

Four for the gospel makers,

Three, three for the rivals

Two, two for the lily-white boys,
Clothed all in green, oh!

One is one and all alone,
And evermore shall be so.

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