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I was just wondering if the REM song "Green Grow the Rushes Grow" title was influenced by Scottish poet Rabbie Burns`s "Green Grow the Rashes, O". Thank you !!
-- Suzanne (email@example.com), June 28, 2000
I THINK IT WAS...OR SOME IRISH SONG..BUT I THINK THE WORDS ARE A BIT WRONG OR SOMETHING...IM NOT SURE..I CANT REMEMBER EXACTLY, CHECK 'IT CRAWLED FROM THE SOUTH' COS IT SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.
-- DAN (DANIEL.HOTHERSALL@VIRGIN.NET), June 29, 2000.
Just wanna add that this song is o'so GREAT. Like truly, it just moves me to pieces when I hear it. I truly luv the way Michael sounds on this particular ditto. *M's a fluttering* Chow. M.
-- htideREM... (REmmySC@aol.com), July 08, 2000.
Yes, the finished title is from the Burns folk song. The song is about the misfortunes of Mexicans working in the USA, and the title was chosen because Stipe thought the Burns song was sung by American war troops in Mexico, but really they were singing 'Green Grow The Laurels', which is another folk song.
-- GJ (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 15, 2000.