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Now all around is life in green
From hills that lie a-dazing
To fields that paint a tranquil scene
I can but stand there gazing

I see the oak, the beech, the elm
The willow that's a-weeping
Beneath there is a verdant realm
The mossy floor lies sleeping

And meadows full of emerald grass
In winds it is a-swaying
And hedgerows line the country paths
In which there's children playing

I see the ivy bushes gleam
Up walls they are a-growing
And grassy reeds beside the stream
Where turquoise water's flowing

And gardens full of budding green
The fragrance is a-drifting
The jade-specked flowers cast their sheen
Their peacock blooms uplifing

I see greenfinches in the sky
Their songs they are a-singing
With olive wings they spread to fly
Such joy they are all bringing

And then I see Green Dragon Inn
Where folk they are a-going
All making such a merry din
Beside the fire glowing

I see there folk both short and tall
Yet green they're all a-wearing
And many pictures on the wall
The colours they're all sharing

And green the rug that's on the floor
Although the floor's a-sagging
But green it stays for evermore
Our home in the Green Dragon!