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I Gave My Rose Away (Stan Butler)

When just a child, I called her Rose,
the flower of my heart,
But little did I know back then
someday we'd have to part;
You grew up right before my eyes,
the years went by so fast,
My life it has forever changed,
I'm living in the past.

In a chapel by our homestead
a young man waits inside,
He's waiting for my daughter,
she is to be his bride;
As vows exchanged soon after,
and tears soon made their way,
God did bless that joyous day
I gave my Rose away.

Although the years have come and gone
it seems like yesterday,
When I would hold you in my arms
or sit and watch you play;
To hear you laugh, to see you smile,
meant all the world to me,
Forever you will be my Rose,
in my heart you'll always be.

In a chapel by our homestead
a young man waits inside,
He's waiting for my daughter,
she is to be his bride;
As vows exchanged soon after,
and tears soon made their way,
God did bless that joyous day
I gave my Rose away.
Yes, God did bless that joyous day
I gave my Rose away.

####.... Stan Butler of Petty Harbour, NL ....####

Recorded by Stan Butler (I Gave My Rose Away, trk#1, 1998, Independent, recorded at Top Sound Recording, St John's, NL).


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