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Man in Green Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with a Flash Sale!

03/15/2018, 2:15pm PDT
By FBB Staff

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Johnny Cash loved his travels to Ireland, and he sang Irish ballads, even composed one himself (40 Shades of Green, shown below). So it is very fitting that we help Johnny celebrate his love of Ireland on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday March 17, with a Flash Sale.

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Lyrics: Forty Shades of Green by Johnny Cash

I close my eyes and picture
The emerald of the sea
From the fishing boats at Dingle
To the shores of Donaghadee

I miss the river Shannon
And the folks at Skibbereen
The moorlands and the meddle
With their forty shades of green

But most of all I miss a girl
In Tipperary town
And most of all I miss her lips
As soft as eiderdown

Again I want to see and do
The things we've done and seen
Where the breeze is sweet as Shalimar
And there's forty shades of green

Green, green, forty shades of green
I wish that I could spend an hour
At Dublin's churching surf
I'd love to watch the farmers
Drain the bogs and spade the turf

To see again the thatching
Of the straw the women glean
I'd walk from Cork to Larne to see
The forty shades of green

But most of all I miss a girl
In Tipperary town
And most of all I miss her lips
As soft as eiderdown.


"Forty Shades of Green" is a song about Ireland, written and first performed by American country singer Johnny Cash. Cash wrote the song in 1959 while on a trip to Ireland; it was first released as a B-side of the song "The Rebel–Johnny Yuma" in 1961. It is also included in two of Cash's albums: Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1963, and Johnny Cash: The Great Lost Performance – Live at the Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, New Jersey, recorded live in 1990 and released in 2007. Cash once recalled performing the song in Ireland and being told by an old man afterwards that it must have been an old Irish folk tune. Wikipedia "40 Shades of Green"

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