The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6045   Message #4034387
Posted By: Jim Dixon
15-Feb-20 - 09:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Give Me the Roses While I Live
Subject: Lyr Add: BRING ME FLOWERS WHILE I'M LIVING (blues)
BRING ME FLOWERS WHILE I'M LIVING
As recorded by Peetie Wheatstraw, Decca 7886, 1941.

Bring me flowers while I'm livin'—please don't bring them when I am dead.
Bring me flowers whilst I am livin'—please don't bring them when I am dead.
And bring ice bag to my bedside—hoo, baby—to cool my achin' head.

When a man is sick in bed—please come to my rescue.
When I am sick in bed—please come to my rescue.
When a man is dead and gone—hoo, well, well, honey—what'll he know what you do?

Bring me water to my bed—a drink will keep me cool. (2x)
And just say after I am gone—hoo, well, well—"I sure tried to help that fool."

I'll stay here long as I can—leave when I can't help myself. (2x)
We's all got to die—hoo, well, well—and I ain't no better than no one else.

Don't bring me flowers after I'm dead—a dead man sure can't smell. (2x)
And if I don't go to heaven—hoo, well, well—I don't sure need no flowers in hell.