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Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)

22 Nov 99 - 11:54 AM (#139537)
Subject: Info Req - Bring me roses in the winter
From: alice@cascoind.com

I'm looking for information on a song one of my teachers used back in high school when I was learning about chord transitions. I have the lyrics and chords but don't know anything else about the song... has anyone else heard it?

The first verse goes something like this

Bring me roses in the wintertime When roses are hard to find Bring me roses in the wintertime I've got roses on my mind Roses are sweet almost anytime - and yet Bring me roses in the wintertime How easily we forget


22 Nov 99 - 12:06 PM (#139546)
Subject: RE: Info Req - Bring me roses in the winter
From: Allan C.

It was done by The Womenfolk back in the '60's on what I believe was their only album. I still have the record and will check it to find info on the author, etc..


22 Nov 99 - 03:57 PM (#139636)
Subject: RE: Info Req - Bring me roses in the winter
From: Allan C.

I checked the album and was only able to discover that the name, Sheldon and the ASCAP thingie were next to the title. BTW, Sheldon is not one of the names of the women who comprised The Womenfolk. A lot more searching caused me to discover that I was in error: the group put out a total of five albums.


22 Nov 99 - 04:23 PM (#139643)
Subject: RE: Info Req - Bring me roses in the winter
From: Frank Hamilton

This song was written by my friend Ernie Lieberman who during the bad old days of McCarthy used the pseudonymm, Ernie Sheldon. Last time I heard, Ernie is in Northern California where his wife Ann works as a full professor of sociology at one of the schools.

Ernie was a member of People's Songs and People's Artists out of New York and then he became a pro songwriter working with the likes of Elmer Bernstein, the film composer. One of his tunes in collaboration with Elmer was "Baby The Rain Must Fall" popularized by Glen Yarborough and Glen's only singles hit.

Of course, Ernie knows Joyce James of the Womenfolk. We also collaborated on some pop type songs, one done by Peggy Lee and another by Patty Duke. Nothing chart busting but it was fun and did reach Billboard Charts.

Ernie is a friend of Pete Seegers and the early crew from New York People's Songs singers. He plays a nice guitar and sings. He wrote a song called "Song of My Hands" that was recorded years ago.

He was also in the LImelighters replacing Glen Yarborough for a while.

Frank Hamilton


16 Jul 00 - 12:38 AM (#258489)
Subject: Bring Me a Rose In The Wintertime, when
From: GUEST,Indigo


16 Jul 00 - 12:39 AM (#258490)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose In The Wintertime, w
From: GUEST,Indigo


16 Jul 00 - 12:47 AM (#258494)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose In The Wintertime, w
From: Sorcha

Could you give us just a few of the lyrics, or performer?


16 Jul 00 - 12:51 AM (#258498)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose In The Wintertime, w
From: GUEST,Indigo

They say the third time is charmed, so here I go, again. This is another tune I only heard in the Wexford area, and only 2 verses. If anyone knows the correct name, or more verses I would appreciate it ever so much.

Bring me a rose in the wintertime,
When they are hard to find.
Bring me a rose in the wintertime,
I've got roses on my mind.
Love is sweet, anytime, and yet,
Bring me a rose in the wintertime,
How easy we forget.

The next verse began with, "Bring me your love in your later years, When love is hard to find," and the rest is forgotten. It is a lovely song. Wish I had sung it more often now.
Thanks and regards, Indigo


16 Jul 00 - 01:12 AM (#258506)
Subject: Lyr Add: BRING ME A ROSE
From: Sorcha

Bring Me a Rose

Bring me a rose in the wintertime,
When they're hard to find.
Bring me a rose in the wintertime,
I've got, roses on my mind.

For a rose is sweet,
Most anytime and yet.
Bring me a rose in the wintertime,
How easily we forget.

Bring me a friend when I'm all alone,
When they're hard to find.
Bring me a friend when I'm all alone,
I've got, friendship on my mind.

For a friend is sweet,
Most anytime and yet.
Bring me a friend when I'm all alone,
How easily we forget.

Bring me love when there's talk of hate,
When it's hard to find.
Bring me love when there's talk of hate,
I've got, lovin' on my mind.

For a friend is sweet,
Most anytime and yet.
Bring me love when there's talk of hate,
We never shall forget.


Rrom-- http://student-www.uchicago.edu/orgs/alpha-omicron-pi/songs.html#bringme

Maybe? Not quite the same, but close. Apparently it is a Sorority song, for women's groups. That is where I found it anyway.


Click to play


16 Jul 00 - 01:36 AM (#258515)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose In The Wintertime, w
From: Barry T

By coincidence, in another thread we've been chatting about The Womenfolk. I recognized this immediately as one of the tunes they recorded... beautifully done as I recall.

'Makes me wish I had that album now!


16 Jul 00 - 01:46 AM (#258519)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose In The Wintertime, w
From: rangeroger

Barry T,
thanks for the reminder.It's on"Never Underestimate the Power of the Womenfolk". Now I've got to get that horrible buzz out of my turntable circuit so I can play the album.
rr


16 Jul 00 - 10:44 PM (#258939)
Subject: Lyr Add: BRING ME A ROSE (Ernie Sheldon)
From: celticblues5

Omigod! I haven't thought of this song for years! Thank-you, thank-you for reminding me! First heard it from a high school friend, back in the early 70's -

Give me a rose in the wintertime
When it's hard to find
Give me a rose in the wintertime
I've got roses on my mind

A rose is sweet
Most any time, and yet
Give me a rose in the wintertime
How easy we forget

Give me a smile when I'm far from home
When it's hard to find
Give me a smile when I'm far from home
I've got smilin' on my mind

A smile is sweet
Most any time, and yet
Give me a smile when I'm far from home
How easy we forget

Give me a kiss when the baby's grown
When it's hard to find
Give me a kiss when the baby's grown
I've got kisses on my mind

A kiss is sweet
Most any time, and yet
Give me a kiss when the baby's grown
How easy we forget

Give me peace when there's talk of war
When it's hard to find
Give me peace when there's talk of war
I've got peace upon my mind

Now, peace is sweet
Most any time, and yet
Give me peace when there's talk of war
How easy we forget

Rpt 1st verse & chorus


Click to play


16 Jul 00 - 10:52 PM (#258943)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose In The Wintertime, w
From: Joe Offer

I found one more verse:
Bring me a some love in my autumn years
When it's hard to find.
Bring me a some love in my autumn years
I've got loving on my mind.
The song was written by Ernie Sheldon, © 1964, Harrison Music Corp.

C - - F / C - F G / C - - F / C - FG C

It's in the Rise Up Singing songbook.
-Joe Offer-


16 Jul 00 - 11:40 PM (#258966)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose In The Wintertime, w
From: raredance

The song is on the Limeliter's "More of Everything" album, and is actually on the Womenfolk's "Man O Man" album under the title "How Easy We Forget". Ernie Sheldon, the songwriter was in a number of different groups and for a while was on of the "Glen Yarbrough replacements" with the Limeliters.

rich r


17 Jul 00 - 08:57 AM (#259092)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose In The Wintertime, w
From: GUEST,Indigo


17 Jul 00 - 09:21 AM (#259109)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose In The Wintertime, w
From: GUEST,Indigo

Sorry, I was so excited I hit the wrong button, AGAIN! I cannot thank you all enough for all the words and history of the song.
It seems that words and verses must have been made up and changed about to please the singer of the moment.
It is a lovely tune, thanks Joe for the cords.
The other verse that I had was,
Bring me your love in the later years,
When love is hard to find,
Bring me your love in the later years,
When I'll have loving on my mind,
For love is sweet, anytime, and yet,
Bring me your love in the later years,
How easy we forget.

Again, thanks to all, especially Sorcha, Celticblues and Joe for all the help.
Regards, Indigo


17 Jul 00 - 10:42 AM (#259167)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose In The Wintertime, w
From: Sorcha

You're welcome, Indigo. Come on back, soon.


17 Jul 00 - 11:37 PM (#259752)
Subject: If You Love Me - Malvina Reynolds^^^
From: MAG (inactive)

Boy, Is this similar to Malvina's "If you love me," or what?

If - you - love - me, if you love love love me
Plant a rose for me
If you think you'll love me for a long long time
Plant an apple tree.

The sun will shine, the wind will blow,
The rain will fall and the tree will grow,
And whether you comes, or whether you goes
I'll have an apple, and I'll have a rose,
Lovely to bite and nice to my nose,
and every jiucy nibble will be
A sweet reminder of the time you loved me,
And planted a rose for me
...and an apple tree.^^^


29 Oct 01 - 03:46 PM (#582181)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: GIVE ME THE ROSES WHILE I LIVE
From: open mike

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

HTML line breaks, preformat commands added. --JoeClone, 27-Nov-01.


29 Oct 01 - 04:01 PM (#582204)
Subject: Lyr Add: GIVE ME THE FLOWERS (Terry Allen)
From: open mike

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.


29 Oct 01 - 09:42 PM (#582361)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bring Me a Rose In The Wintertime, w
From: Lin in Kansas

Open Mike:

The song's in the DT here, but without any attribution.

The sheet music I have for Give Me The Roses Now shows R.H. Cornelius and James Rowe as the authors. Is one of them the "Welsh miner" you speak of? I wouldn't swear to it, but I don't think the Carters ever claimed to have written it; they just sang it. I've heard it done by Bryan Bowers, too.

Lin


14 Nov 01 - 08:30 PM (#592860)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose In The Wintertime, w
From: GUEST,She-Ra

Anyone know where I could find music to Bring me a Rose?

Click to play


26 Jun 08 - 11:58 AM (#2374870)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (in the Wintertime)
From: GUEST

This is so great. The camp i go to adopted this song and everynight before the campers retire to there tents, we sing slow songs and this is one of them. I love it!


26 Jun 08 - 07:39 PM (#2375201)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (in the Wintertime)
From: oldhippie

Another song with the line:

Come, Sing A Song With Me
Carolyn McDade 1976

Come, sing a song with me,
come, sing a song with me,
come, sing a song with me,
that I might know your mind.

And I'll bring you hope
when hope is hard to find,
adn I'll bring a song of love
and a rose in the wintertime.

verse 2 - come, dream a dream with me....
verse 3 - come, walk in rain with me....
verse 4 - come, share a rose with me....


27 Jun 08 - 09:59 AM (#2375553)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (in the Wintertime)
From: GUEST,Jack Campin (on a cookieless machine)

The same idea occurs in one of the most-sung of all Turkish folksongs:

Zemheri ayında (canım) gül ister benden

"in the month of December (my love) it [fate] wants roses from me"

The song is "Bilmem su felegin", you can find many versions of it on YouTube, done in an amazing variety of different ways.


27 Jun 08 - 06:38 PM (#2375859)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (in the Wintertime)
From: Stringsinger

Ernie Sheldon ne: Ernie Lieberman was a member of the singing group Limelighters and replaced Glenn Yarborough. He is a pro lyricist and has penned for movies such as
Elmer Bernstein (Baby the Rain Must Fall) and others. He wrote for Captain Kangaroo
for a while. I worked with him in the Seventies.

Ernie was an original member of People's Artists in New York, (a spinoff of People's Songs).

Ernie had an earlier recording LP called "Goodbye Mr. War". He also sang Bernie Asbel's song, "Song of My Hands".

Frank


17 Jul 08 - 02:21 PM (#2391603)
Subject: Lyr Add: BRING ME A ROSE (Ernie Sheldon)
From: GUEST,raine lampon

Bring me a rose in the wintertime,
When they are hard to find.
Bring me a rose in the wintertime.
I've got roses on my mind;
For a rose is sweet at any time, and yet,
Bring me a rose in the wintertime.
How easy we forget.

Bring me a smile when you're far from home,
When they are hard to find.
Bring me a smile when you're far from home.
I've got smiling on my mind;
For a smile is sweet at any time, and yet,
Bring me a smile when you're far from home.
How easy we forget.

Bring me a kiss when my baby's grown
When they are hard to find.
Bring me a kiss when my baby's grown.
I've got kissing on my mind.
For a kiss is sweet at any time, and yet,
Bring me a kiss when my baby's grown.
How easy we forget.

Bring me love in the autumn years
When it is hard to find.
Bring me love in the autumn years.
I've got loving on my mind.
For love is sweet at any time, and yet,
Bring me love in the autumn years.
How easy we forget.

Bring me peace when there's talk of war,
When it is hard to find.
Bring me peace when there's talk of war,
For peace is on my mind;
For peace is sweet at any time, and yet,
Bring me peace when there's talk of war.
How easy we forget.


12 Aug 09 - 11:11 PM (#2699108)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)
From: GUEST

Does anyone know where I can find the video to this song? I know the lyrics, but I get confused about the notes and rhythm in one part. I can't find it anywhere!!! Thanks!


21 Feb 10 - 12:11 AM (#2845552)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)
From: GUEST,bacperia

My mom used to sing "Give me a Rose" to me every night at bedtime. When I was about 8 we went to girl scout camp and I made her sing it to me in our tent. Now that I have my own little ones I would love to share this with them.


17 May 10 - 06:17 PM (#2908785)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)
From: GUEST,Ann Lieberman (Ernie Sheldon's wife)

If you still want the music and lyrics to Bring me a Rose, I have it on my computer
and can send it to you. Ernie is not very computer literate. Let me know if you still want it.
Sincerely,
Ann Lieberman (Ernie Sheldon's wife)


20 May 10 - 06:02 PM (#2910853)
Subject: Lyr Add: BRING ME A ROSE (Ernie Sheldon)
From: GUEST,Ann Lieberman (Ernie Sheldon's wife)

Here is the words and music to Bring me a Rose I am Ernie Sheldon's wife. He is not too computer literate preferring a pad and pencil.

BRING ME A ROSE
(Ernie Sheldon)

Bring me a Rose in the Wintertime
When it's hard to find
Bring me a Rose in the Wintertime
I got roses on my mind.

Well a rose is sweet
Most anytime and yet
Bring me a Rose in the Wintertime
How easy we forget.

Bring me a smile when I'm far from home
When it's hard to find
Bring me a smile when I'm far from home
I got smilin' on my mind.

Well a smile is sweet
Most anytime and yet
Bring me a smile when I'm far from home
How easy we forgot.

Bring me a kiss when my baby's grown
When it's hard to find
Bring me a kiss when my baby's grown
I got kisses on my mind.

Well a kiss is sweet
Most anytime and yet
Bring me a kiss when my baby's grown
How easy we forget.

Bring me love in the autumn years
When it's hard to find
Bring me love in the Autumn years
Love is on my mind

Well love is sweet
Most anytime and yet
Bring me love in the autumn years
How easy we forget -

Bring me peace when there's talk of war
When it's hard to find
Bring me peace when there's talk of war
Peace is on my mind

Well peace is sweet most anytime and yet
Bring me peace when there's talk of war
How easy we forget -


20 May 10 - 07:28 PM (#2910913)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)
From: Joe Offer

Hi, Ann-
Thank you very much for posting the definitive lyrics.
If you have a way to e-mail the tune to me, I'll be sure it gets posted.
-Joe Offer, forum moderator

joe@mudcat.org


29 Sep 10 - 02:28 PM (#2996264)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)
From: GUEST,Zu

Hi, i would like to get the a guitar tab for this song!! :D
thanx!! <3


05 Oct 10 - 10:56 AM (#3000163)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)
From: BrooklynJay

Here are the chords I use, based on Ernie Sheldon's recording; I have the Limeliters' album More of Everything! and have enjoyed the song for many years.

C                      Am
Bring me a rose in the winter time
C                Am
When it's hard to find
C                      Am
Bring me a rose in the winter time
         Dm          G
I've got roses on my mind
       C       Am          C            Am         
Well a rose is sweet, most any time and yet
C          Am          C      Am
Bring me a rose in the winter time
    G       C
How easy we forget

I did notice a slight variation in the lyrics posted by Ann Lieberman regarding one verse compared with what Ernie Sheldon sang on the 1964 album. The recording has:

Bring me a love in the autumn years
When it's hard to find
Bring me a love in the autumn years
Love is on my mind

Well, love is sweet, most any time and yet
Bring me a love in the autumn years
How easy we forget

The lyrics above are the ones I've always sung. Of course, it's the songwriter's prerogative to change them if he/she so chooses. (Think "Eric Bogle.")


Jay


05 Oct 10 - 10:58 AM (#3000164)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)
From: BrooklynJay

AAAAAAAARRRGH!

What looked perfect to me when I was typing it came out all out of alignment as far as the chords over the lyrics!

Never tried to do this before - can someone tell me what I did wrong?


Jay


07 Feb 11 - 02:28 AM (#3090231)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)
From: GUEST

If you can get it, the song is performed on the Limeliters album "More of Everything" Glen Yarborough does a hell of a job on it.


07 Feb 11 - 07:36 AM (#3090317)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)
From: BrooklynJay

Sorry, GUEST, but that wasn't Glenn Yarbrough - it was Ernie Sheldon himself. "More of Everything" was the first album the Limeliters made after Yarbrough left the group and Ernie Sheldon stepped in.

Jay


05 May 16 - 06:14 PM (#3788864)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)
From: GUEST

I'd love to get the words and cords of "I've got roses on my mind"
My address is Sr. Agnes Noonan, Friary Ville, Kanturk Road, Buttevant Co. Cork. Ireland
Many, many thanks


Hi, Sr. Agnes. We've got the lyrics from the songwriter's wife up above, or you can find them right here (click). There are a couple renditions of the chords above - this one (click) looks pretty good.
When our threads get long, people get lost. Sorry you missed these.
-Joe Offer, Mudcat Music Editor-