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When the Roses Come Again

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When the Roses Come Again

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1. 'Neath the shadow, down the meadow, leaves lying on each side,

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    by the river, flowers shiver, fading, dying in their pride.

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    Someone straying, long delaying, stands a-parting down the lane,

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    I must leave you, someone's saying, till the roses come again.


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When the roses come again, when the roses come again,

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I will meet you, I will greet you, when the roses come again.

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Oh-la-lay-ee, ah-le-hee, ah-le-hee.  


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2. As I wander, I will ponder on a happy bye and bye,

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    on a summer over yonder with joy to you and I.

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    Do not borrow grief or sorrow in the hours that yet remain,

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    we shall know a glad tomorrow when the roses come again.


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3. Sunshine over clover blossom on the meadow wide,

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    summer's fingers sweetly linger everywhere on every side.

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    Someone's roaming in the gloaming, happy hearts that feel no pain,

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    all their sadness turned to gladness, now the roses come again.