Walking on the Green Grass

DESCRIPTION: "Walking on the green grass, Walking side by side, Walking with a pretty girl, She shall be my bride." Boys and girls pair off and dance; the "king" chooses a "queen"; they go around the ring
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1903
KEYWORDS: playparty courting dancing nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Opie-Game pp. 118-119, "(Here we come upon the green grass)" (1 text)
Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 807-809, "Walking on the Green Grass" (1 text plus a possibly related fragment, 1 tune)
Newell, #162, "Walking on the Green Grass" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST BAF807 (Full)
Roud #1381
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Green Grass" (lyrics)
NOTES: Roud lumps this with "Green Grass," apparently on the basis that they're both playparties about green grass. They look distinct to me. - RBW
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File: BAF807

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