DESCRIPTION: "On to the next and circle four, Green leaf so green, Right hand crossed, The left hand back, You know very well what I mean. Swing her by the left, Swing her by the right, Green leaf... Balance all and swing her about, You know very well what I mean."
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Wolford)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Wolford, pp. 49-50=WolfordRev, p. 158, "Green-leaf" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Roud lumps this with "Green Leaves," but they don't have much in common except the leaves. I split them. - RBW
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