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Give Me The Roses While I Live
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Give Me The Roses While I Live
Recorded by Jimmy Martin
Written by R.H. Cornelius and James Rowe

Wonderful things of folks are said
D7 G
When they have passed away

Roses adorn the narrow bed
D7 G
Over the sleeping clay

Give me the roses while I live
Trying to cheer me on
Useless are flowers that you give
D7 G
After the soul is gone

Praises are heard not by the dead
D7 G
Roses they cannot speak

Let us not wait till souls have fled
D7 G
Generous friends to be

Repeat #2

Faults are forgiven when folks lie
D7 G
Cold in a narrow bed

Let us forgive them ere they die
D7 G
Now should the words be said

Repeat #2


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