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Thread #60394   Message #4035970
Posted By: Joe Offer
25-Feb-20 - 01:39 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Bramble and the Rose (Keith)
Subject: ADD Version: Bramble and the Rose (Keith)
We got an email request for information about Barbara Keith and "Bramble and the Rose." It's in Volume 38, #4 of Sing Out!, and I don't have that issue. Can somebody look in the magazine and see if it might have an article about Barbara Keith or the song? If you could send me a scan, I'd sure appreciate it. Thanks.
-Joe-
joe@mudcat.org

Here's the Wikipedia page on Barbara Keith:
Here's the Barbara Keith recording of "Bramble and the Rose":

Here's my transcription from the Barbara Keith recording. Differences from the Digital Tradition are in bold:

THE BRAMBLE AND THE ROSE
(Barbara Keith)

We have been so close together
Each a candle, each a flame.
All the dangers were outside us,
And we knew them all by name.

CHORUS:
Now, see how the bramble and the rose
Intertwine
Now, love grows like a bramble and a rose
Often cruel, often kind.

Now I've hurt you, and it hurts me
Just to see what we can do
To ourselves and to each other
Without really meaning to.

CHORUS:
Now, see how the bramble and the rose
Intertwine
Now, love grows like a bramble and a rose
'Round each other they will wind.

So put your arms around me
Yes, and sing a true love song.
One that we can sing together,
Just to last your whole life long (??need help here).
CHORUS:
Now, see how the bramble and the rose
Intertwine
Now, love grows like a bramble and a rose
'Round each other we will wind.
Now, love grows like a bramble and a rose
'Round each other we will wind.