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Thread #23352   Message #3000163
Posted By: BrooklynJay
05-Oct-10 - 10:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)
Here are the chords I use, based on Ernie Sheldon's recording; I have the Limeliters' album More of Everything! and have enjoyed the song for many years.

C                      Am
Bring me a rose in the winter time
C                Am
When it's hard to find
C                      Am
Bring me a rose in the winter time
         Dm          G
I've got roses on my mind
       C       Am          C            Am         
Well a rose is sweet, most any time and yet
C          Am          C      Am
Bring me a rose in the winter time
    G       C
How easy we forget

I did notice a slight variation in the lyrics posted by Ann Lieberman regarding one verse compared with what Ernie Sheldon sang on the 1964 album. The recording has:

Bring me a love in the autumn years
When it's hard to find
Bring me a love in the autumn years
Love is on my mind

Well, love is sweet, most any time and yet
Bring me a love in the autumn years
How easy we forget

The lyrics above are the ones I've always sung. Of course, it's the songwriter's prerogative to change them if he/she so chooses. (Think "Eric Bogle.")


Jay