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Thread #6045 Message #2700262
Posted By: Jim Dixon
14-Aug-09 - 12:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Give Me the Roses While I Live
Subject: Lyr Add: I WOULD RATHER HAVE A ROSEBUD....
This is quoted without a title and without attribution in Our Nation's Peril by Jacob Marvin Rudy (Chicago: The L. W. Walter Company, 1918), page 41:
I would rather have a rosebud
From the friends whose hearts are true
Than flowers around my lifeless form
When earth I've bid adieu.
I would rather have the kindest words
That can be said to me
Than flattery when I'm cold in death
And life has ceased to be.
Then bring me a rosebud sweet—
A rosebud pink and red
I'd rather have just one tonight
Than a million when I'm dead.