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Thread #6045   Message #902621
Posted By: open mike
03-Mar-03 - 03:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Give Me the Roses While I Live
Subject: Chords Add: GIVE ME THE ROSES WHILE I LIVE (Carter
additional verses and source info to included in the D.T.

GIVE ME THE ROSES WHILE I LIVE
HEARD ON PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
AS SUNG BY GREG BROWN AND KATE MACKENZIE
A CARTER FAMILY SONG WRITTEN BY R.H. CORNELIUS

        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


                   G                         D                E         A A7                 
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


Folks are forgiven when they lie, cold in the narrow bed
Let us forgive them ere they die, now must the words be said
CHORUS

Praises are heard not by the dead, roses they cannot see
Let us not wait til sould have fled, tenderest friends to be
CHORUS

ADDITIONAL VERSES:
Let us not wait to do good deeds til they have passed away
Now is the time to sow good seeds, while here on earth we stay
CHORUS

Kind words are useless when folks lie cold in the narrow bed
Don't wait until death to speak kind words, now should the words be said.
CHORUS

Give me the roses while I live, don't wait until I die
To spread the roses o'er my grave to see as you pass it by
CHORUS


What good do the roses do daddy in heaven,
why won't you give them today?
While Daddy's livin' and lovin' his children,
for daddy it's better that way!