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Gene Watson – Paper Rosie
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The sun goes down in Calvin County,
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Neon lights from an old beer sign,
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Shown through the window out on the sidewalk,
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As I walked in to pass the time;
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I looked around, sat down at a table,
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Ordered beef on rye and a glass of wine
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And through the door came a little old lady,
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She was selling paper roses and they only cost a dime.

Chorus:
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Paper Rosie…Paper Rosie…,
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She sold you paper roses; but they only cost a dime.

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Silver hair that had lost it’s gold,
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Trembling hands as she passed a rose,
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Red crepe paper made nature’s bouquet,
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Help a little old lady, buy a rose today;
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I took the rose from her trembling hand,
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With the eyes of age, she smiled and walked away,
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Like the breath of spring, I could smell the rose,
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It came alive and I heard her say.

Chorus:
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Buy my roses, pretty roses,
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There only made of paper; but they only cost a dime

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I went to look for her outside,
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А spray of roses lay by her side,
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The sky lit up and the choir sang,
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А thousand voices and the church bells rang;

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They sang Rosie…Paper Rosie….
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She sold you paper roses but they only costs a dime

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Paper Rosie…Paper Rosie…,
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She sold you paper roses; but they only cost a dime.

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