The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23352   Message #582181
Posted By: open mike
29-Oct-01 - 03:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: GIVE ME THE ROSES WHILE I LIVE
OK now that we are diverting--
This one written by a Welsh miner--
This one stolen by the Carter family--

   D                                 A
Wonderful things of folks are said,
When they have passed away.
D A
Flowers adorn the narrow bed,
And over the sleeping lay. A A7

CHORUS
G D E
Give me the roses while I live, trying to cheer me on,
D A D
Useless the flowers that you give, after the soul is gone.

D A
Folks are forgiven when folks lie,
Cold in the narrow bed.
D A
Let us forgive them ere they die,
Now should the words be said.

CHORUS

D A
Praises are heard not by the dead,
Roses they cannot see.
D A
Let us not wait till souls have fled,
Tenderest friends to be.

CHORUS, REPEAT CHORUS

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