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Lyr Req: The Lilies Grow High (Stan Jones)

Gene 30 Apr 97 - 04:32 PM
Jim Dixon 21 Jun 11 - 07:30 PM
GUEST,marty nelson 18 Mar 13 - 04:18 PM
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Subject: Lyrics wanted
From: Gene
Date: 30 Apr 97 - 04:32 PM

Lyrics: Boots & Stetsons &sixguns & lilies grow high. They grow for a man with a gunslingin hand who before his time must die. Etc. (rest of words?)


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LILIES GROW HIGH (Stan Jones)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 07:30 PM

My transcription from the recording at YouTube:


THE LILIES GROW HIGH
Words and music by Stan Jones
As sung by Johnny Western

Boots and Stetson
And six-guns and the lilies grow high.
They grow for a man with a gunslingin' hand
Who before his time must die.
They grow in the trail he has traveled,
A trail well spattered with lead.
They weep for the graves of the many men.
They weep for the men now dead.

He rides along lonely, no friends but only
The lilies growin' high.
All men seem to fear him; not one will go near him,
And he knows the reason why.
His name and fame spread before him
Like a carpet of death, and he knows
One day he'll be slow on the draw and then
For him the lily will grow.

A woman may love him though she knows soon above him
The lily's growin' high.
Then like the lily she'll bow down her head,
Bow down her poor head and cry.
On some Boot Hill they will lay him
And a headboard will sway in the wind.
The lily will nod and gently weep
For another gunman's end.

Boots and Stetson
And six-guns and the lilies grow high.
(The lilies grow high.)
And the lilies grow high.

[YouTube also has a recording by The Sons of the Pioneers. It was also recorded by Rex Allen, The Brothers Four, and Stan Jones. It sounds like it ought to be the theme song of a western movie, but I have been unable to find it with IMDb's soundtrack search.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lilies Grow High (Stan Jones)
From: GUEST,marty nelson
Date: 18 Mar 13 - 04:18 PM

Does anyone have the chords to "LILIES GROW HIGH" I have not been able to find them anywhere....Thanks in advance


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