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Thread #80804   Message #1536133
Posted By: GUEST,Verdell Davis, San Antonio, TX/Buffytxus@yah
05-Aug-05 - 10:46 PM
Thread Name: Songs about the Great War (WWI)
Subject: RE: Songs about the Great War
Many years ago when I was a small child, we had an old Victrola. My Daddy, who had served in WWI, bought a record, and I think the name was 'When The Roses Bloom Again Beside The River'. [I'll Be with You When the Roses Bloom Again] Lyrics went something like this -

'They were roamin'' in the gloamin', Where the roses were in bloom,
A soldier and his sweetheart, brave and true.
Their hearts were filled with sorrow
and their thoughts were of the 'morrow,
when she pinned a rose upon his coat of blue.
'Do not ask me,Love, to linger, for you know not what you say,
when duty calls your sweetheart's name in vain....'.

This song haunts me. Does anyone out there know the rest of the lyrics? Thank you, Verdell