Sorry for all caps in previous post--
Cut and pasted from my song book data
Printed in all caps for aging eyeballs...
Not for Internet screaming....
Or here is Terry Allen's version on a similar theme:
GIVE ME THE FLOWERS
Attributed to Elvin bigger, Louise Certain,
And Gladys Stacey Flatt, 1957
In this world today, where we're living,
Some folks say, The worst of us they can,
But when we are dead, and in our caskets,
They always slip some lilies in our hands.
Won't you give me my flowers while I'm livin'
And let me enjoy them while I can
Don't wait till I'm ready to be buried
And then slip some lilies in my hand
In this world is where we need our flowers
And a kind word to help us get along
So if you can't give me flowers when I'm living,
Then please don't throw them when I'm gone
HTML line breaks added --JoeClone, 27-Nov-01.