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Green grow the rushes-o                         Green grow the rushes-o MP3
                                                             Green grow the rushes-o Midi

A counting and cumulative song                       Green grow the rushes-o Sheet Music (trad.version)
Tune: Green grow the rushes-o, English folksong   Sheet Music for Piano, Part 1, Part 2 (trad. version)

What is your one - o?
Green grow the rushes -o.
This is my one - o.
One is for the great world tree
High and ever green - o.

What is your two - o?
Green grow the rushes -o.
This is my two - o.
Two, two the sun and moon,
Race across the heavens - o.
One is for the great world tree
High and ever green - o

What is your three - o?
Green grow the rushes -o.
This is my three - o.
Three, three the Norns.
Two, two the sun and moon,
Race across the heavens - o.
One is for the great world tree
High and ever green - o

What is your four - o?
Green grow the rushes -o.
This is my four - o.
Four for the stags a-grazing
Three, three the Norns.
Two, two the sun and moon,
Race across the heavens - o.
One is for the great world tree
High and ever green - o

Other Verses:

Five for the points of Aurvandil.

Six for the colours of the bridge.     (Or: Six for the pillars of the hall.)

Seven for the jewels on the Lady's wain.

Eight for the legs of Sleipnir.

Nine for the worlds around the tree.

Ten for the day the runes were known.

Eleven for the horses of the gods.

Twelve for the gods of Asgard.

Thorskegga Thorn

Thorshof     Heathens for Progress

Notes: Aurvandil = a star. Lady's Wain = the stars of Ursa Minor

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