"All Things Green" Matchbox Swap

“All Things Green” Matchbox Swap (Photo credit: BrittneyBush)

With St. Patrick’s Day, spring and Easter around the corner, all things green come to mind. For my friends in living or working in senior living communities, I collected this list of green songs to share.

  1. It’s not that easy being green – There are so many questions this song can spur.
  2. Wearing of the Green – A St. Patrick’s Day classic
  3. Greensleeves – A English tune. Share some of the thoughts on the possible meanings of greensleeves from sources such as Wikipedia.
  4. Green Acres Theme – Who remembers this TV show? Would you be most like Oliver or Lisa in the show? Why?
  5. Little Green Apples – This Bobby Russell song was recorded by a variety of artists.
  6. Green, Green Grass of Home – This song was first recorded by Porter Wagner and later by Tom Jones.  It has a foreshadowing of mourning so it may bring up a lot of emotions.

Gardening songs (which will be shared in my next post) could be used to discuss green thumbs (or lack thereof.)

Of course, you can share some more St. Patrick’s Day tunes including:

  • Danny Boy
  • Four Leaf Clover
  • When Irish Eyes are Smiling
  • Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra
  • Peg O’ My Heart
  • Cockles and Mussels
  • Sweet Rosie O’Grady
  • My Wild Irish Rose
  • It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
  • Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder?
  • McNamara’s Band

What green songs or Irish tunes would you add to these lists?