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Thread #6045   Message #2701423
Posted By: Jim Dixon
16-Aug-09 - 01:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Give Me the Roses While I Live
Subject: Lyr Add GIVE ME MY FLOWERS WHILE I LIVE
Two more related songs:

GIVE ME MY FLOWERS
Sullivan Pugh
[Gospel song recorded by The Consolers]

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This singer also plays excellent blues harmonica. (Obviously, he can’t do both at the same time. He sings for a while, plays for a while, alternately. There are no other instruments. Would you say he accompanies himself? Or would you call it a cappella singing?)

GIVE ME MY FLOWERS WHILE I LIVE
As recorded by Elder Roma Wilson on “This Train” (1995)

Give me my flowers while I live.
Just give me my flowers while I live.
Well, if you love me, just give me my roses.
Give me my flowers while I live.

Please give me my roses while I live,
While I can see just what you give.
Don’t wait till I’m dead and gone, then bring ‘em to my graveside.

Well, I can’t see my flowers when I’m dead and gone,
When they lay me in the graveyard where they’ll leave me alone.
Well, if you love me, just give them to me now, Lord.

Please give me my roses while I live,
While I can see just what you give.
Don’t wait till I’m dead and gone, bring ‘em to my graveside.

I can’t see my flowers when I’m dead and gone,
When they lay me in the graveyard and leave me alone.
Well, if you love me, please give them to me now.