Words & Music by Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr & Frank Miller*
Recorded by The Brothers Four, 1960 (#2) (on charts 20 weeks)

Intro: Am Dm Am E7

Am                 Dm        Am                E7
Once there were green fields    kissed by the sun,

Am                 Dm         Am              E7
Once there were valleys where rivers used to run;

 F               Dm7             C                 Am
Once there were blue skies with white clouds high above,

  F            Dm7        C            E7
Once they were part of an everlasting love;

Am           Dm         Am       E7             Am  Dm Am E7
We were the lovers who strolled through green fields.

Am               Dm       Am                 E7 
Greenfields are gone now,    parched by the sun,

Am            Dm             Am             E7
Gone from the valleys where rivers used to run,

F              Dm7            C            Am
Gone with the cold wind that swept into my heart,

F              Dm7       C                   E7
Gone with the lovers who let their dreams depart.

Am            Dm               Am E7          Am   Dm Am E7
Where are the greenfields that we   used to roam?


F               F7      Dm7           C
   I'll never know what made you run away;

F                F7           Dm7                   C  C/B
How can I keep searching when dark clouds hide the day?

Am                     Dm
   I only know there's nothing here for me,

Am               Dm         F              E7
Nothing in this wide world left for me to see.

     Am           Dm     Am            E7    
But I'll keep on waiting   till you return,

Am           Dm        Am               E7
I'll keep on waiting until the day you learn

F            Dm7          C                  Am
You can't be happy while your heart's on the roam,

F            Dm7     C                 E7
You can't be happy until you bring it home

Am           Dm             Am  E7        Am   Dm Am E7  Am
Home to the greenfields and me     once again.

*Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr & Frank Miller are perhaps better known by their performing name: The Easyriders. Gilkeyson also wrote music for The Kingston Trio, among others.

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