The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6045   Message #3950987
Posted By: Haruo
16-Sep-18 - 05:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Give Me the Roses While I Live
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Give Me the Roses While I Live
Oops, forgot to post the lyrics:

Too few are the garlands we weave for the living,
Too many the wreaths that are laid on the bier;
If someone has flowers or praise to be giving,
'Tis wrong to withhold while the loved one is here.
When once the dear soul from the cold clay doth vanish,
What use the sweet blossoms so lavishly spread?
One kind, loving word that the teardrops will banish,
Is better than loudest applause to the dead.