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CarterNut Lyr Add: Give Me the Roses While I Live (35) Lyr Add: GIVE ME THE ROSES WHILE I LIVE (Carter) 13 Aug 98


Tiger,
Here's another. Over the wall and into the roses.

GIVE ME THE ROSES WHILE I LIVE
A.P. Carter

Wonderful things of folks are said,
When they have passed away;
Roses adorn their narrow bed,
Over the sleeping face.

    CHORUS. Give me the roses while I live,
    Trying to cheer me on;
    Useless are flowers that you give,
    After the soul is gone.
Let us not wait to do good deeds,
Till they have passed away;
Now is the time to sow good seed,
While here on earth we stay.

Kind words are useless when folks lie,
Cold in a narrow bed;
Don't wait till death to speak kind words,
Now should the words be said.

Give me the roses while I live,
Don't wait until I die;
To spread the roses o'er my grave,
To see as you pass it by.

Enjoy everyone,

John J.


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