Green grow the rushes oh – 3 voices


These arrangements of the song skip from 5 to 12 in order to avoid tiring the audience
(“Let’s not make them listen to the lot!”)
The 12 verses cumulated become

Twelve for the twelve Apostles
Eleven for the eleven who went to heaven,
Ten for the ten commandments,
Nine for the nine bright shiners,
Eight for the April Rainers
Seven for the seven stars in the sky
Six for the six proud walkers
Five for the symbols at your door
Four for the Gospel makers,
Three, three, the rivals,
Two, two, the lily-white boys,
All dressed up in green oh
One is one and all alone
And evermore shall be so.