The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6045 Message #904057
Posted By: Burke
05-Mar-03 - 12:27 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Give Me the Roses While I Live
Subject: RE: LYR ADD: Give Me The Roses (A.P. Carter)
In my 1971 Denson Sacred Harp, there's a note with "Odem" indicating that it's named for Denson's friend Lonnie Odem and that Odem is the one that modified the words. I'd like to see Rowe's original for comparing the 1st verse, but my guess is that Odem wrote this 2nd verse.
The Denson tune is completely different from the Cornelius tune. It can be heard Here (Odem is one from the top). Go directly to the MP3 Here.
Cornelius compiled or published over a dozen gospel song books between 1900 & 1930. I've got a list from WorldCat. Open mike, PM me with your e-mail & I'll send it to you.