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Give Me The Roses While I Live

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Give Me The Roses While I Live

[D]Wonderful things of folks are said
[A]When they have passed [D]away
Roses adorn the narrow bed
[A]Over the sleeping [D]clay

CHORUS    [G]Give me the roses [D]while I live
                    Trying to cheer me [A]on
                    Useless are flowers that you give
                    [A]After the soul is [D]gone

Kind words are useless when folks lie
Cold in a narrow bed
Don't wait till death to speak kind words
Now should the words be said.

Let us not wait to do good deeds
Till they have passed away
Now is the time to sow good seeds
While here on earth we stay