Carter Family Give Me The Roses While I Live chords

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Give Me The Roses While I Live by Carter Family

Give Me The Roses While I Live
Recorded by Carter Family (June Carter, Jonny Cash's wife was one of the daughters)
Written by R.H. Cornelius and James Rowe (my great great uncle)

This tab is adapted from
My version is at 

    G   (I try to slide up and down bits of riff)             
e 33333--5--7--5--3333--2---7--8--7--2--3333---------|
b 33333--5--7--5--3333--1---4--5--4--1--3333---------|
g 00000-----------0000--2---5--5--5--2--0000---------|
D 0---0-----------0-----0---------------0-----0--2--4|
A 2---2-----------2---------------------3------------|
E 3---3-----------3---------------------3------------|

verse 1
Wonderful things of folks are said
D7                    G
When they have passed away
Roses adorn the narrow bed
D7                G
Over the sleeping clay

C                 G
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

verse 2
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

riff on chorus in country style


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



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