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"I've played music on the radio by many great songwriters, but I can think of no finer lyric writer than Dee Shipman. She has a great way with words, and a highly creative mind!" 

- David Hamilton

Green Hills Of Old England
(Dee Shipman / Petula Clark)

Green hills of old England
Rolling free
And rising easy on the eyes
To meet the softer blue
Of English skies

The gentle green hills of my childhood
Echo back 
The song the blackbirds used to sing
When I was meadow green
And young as Spring

A cottage small
With all the roses running riot
Sweet honeysuckle round the door
Scents every breeze
That whispers by it
When I will see once more
The quiet....

Green hills of old England
Where the best 
Of all the yesterdays
That I have ever known
All the dreams
And might have beens
My heart can ever own
Wait for me
In the green hills of home..........


Green Hill, West Virginia
(Dee Shipman / Petula Clark)

Green Hill, West Virginia
Where they greet you
And they treat you
Like you're kin
And every smile says 
"Welcome, come on in"

That's little
Green Hill, West Virginia
You won't find 
More loving kind - 
ness anywhere
The truest friends I ever knew 
Are there

It's been so long
But wrong or right
I go on hoping
I'll soon return to them once more
And every door 
And heart will open
My soul is lonely for
The folk in

Green Hill, West Virginia
Lord above me
If you love me
You must know I've lost my way
Lead me to 
Those dear ones who
I've prayed I'll see some day
Waiting still........
In Green Hill............
West V.A.


Green Hill, West Virginia (Reprise)
(Dee Shipman / Petula Clark)

Green Hill, West Virginia
Never thought 
That I'd be caught up in its spell
And I believed I knew myself real well!

But here in 
Green Hill, West Virginia
I can't be the kind of me 
I've never shown
I need to prove myself
Somewhere
Alone

So no more talk
Come on feet walk
And I'll be going
No apron strings must tie me down
I've got wild oats
And they need sowing
Who needs this no-horse town?
Can't grow in 

Green Hill, West Virginia
Though it seems to me
No place to be
If Mama wants to stay
I don't know 
But I will know
However far away
Home is still...
In Green Hill..............
West VA.

Green Hill, West Virginia
Though it seems to me
No place to be
If Mama wants to stay
I don't know 
But I will know
However far away
Home is still...
In Green Hill
West VA



 










RECORDINGS

  • Original demo recording of 'Green Hills Of Old England' by Petula Clark ( released on IN HER OWN WRITE - SEPIA 8001) CLICK TO LISTEN»

  • Original demo recording of 'Green Hill, West Virginia' by Petula Clark arranged and produced by Kenny Clayton

  • Reprise version recorded by Lewis Rae for the 2007 studio cast recording of SOMEONE LIKE YOU (unreleased track)

 

 

 


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