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And The Rose lyrics and chords are provided for your personal use only,
this is a very pretty country song recorded by Webb Pierce.
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Hobo And The Rose Recorded by Webb Pierce Written by Vincent Matthews and Don Vinson
C F C C7 F It happened many years ago not many people know C F G7 C So I'll tell you the story of a hobo and the rose
F C F In our town a young man loved this lady fair C F C G7 C He gave to her a white rose to wear in her hair F C F But she in turn gave to him a rose that he would wear C F C G7 C To prove that their love was true and that they'd always care
F C F But her father was a rich man the town respected him C F Since the young man was a poor man's son C G7 C Their chance for love grew dim F C F Her father forced upon her another man to wed C F C G7 C And this put the young man on the tracks so the people said
F C F He became a hobo in dirty ragged clothes C F C G7 C But upon the dirty clothes he wore he wore this one white rose F C F He traveled far to many towns in his life upon the tracks C F C G7 C But he never found another love so he decided to come back
F C F His sweetheart was still married her children numbered five C F C G7 C And trying to make her house a home she forgot he was alive F C F Then one day she saw a crowd gathered by the railroad track C F C G7 C By the sign of the one white rose she knew that he'd come back
F C F There she saw a beaten man in dirty ragged clothes C F C G7 C She only recognized him by the one crushed white rose F C F They buried him in a poor man's grave out on Proper's Hill C F C G7 C With no one to mourn him but the lonely whippoorwill
F C F If you should pass his grave on a warm summer's night C F C G7 C You'll see upon his grave a rose so clear and white
(the next two lines are spoken)
F C F This is my story always I suppose C F C G7 C The sad sad story of the hobo and the rose
G7 C G7 C A hobo and the rose a hobo and the rose
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