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Galveston Rose-crd  Hank Snow

[G]Down in old southern Texas I wandered on day[C] [G]
where the tropic[A]al sea breezes blow.[D]
[G]I there fell in love with a flower s[C]o rare,[G]
and they call her the Galveston[D] rose.[G]
[G]Her heart was as true as her blue smiling [C]eyes,[G]
and as pure [A]as the lily that grows.[D]
[G]And the finest of gold could in no way compare[C] [G]
with the curls of my Galveston[D] rose.[G]
I grew jealou[D]s and falsely accused her[G] one day.
Said her love [A]I no longer should know.[D]
[G]I've been true please believe me her little heart cri[C]ed,[G]
but I left her, my Galvest[D]on rose.[G]
[G]Little then did I think that some time I'd re[C]pay[G]
and would reap e[A]very sorrow and care.[D]
[G]But as years past along I grew lonely each da[C]y[G]
for the one I had left waitin[D]g there.[G]
So I wro[D]te to my darling and said I was wro[G]ng.
I'll ret[A]urn dear if you'll only wait.[D]
[G]But soon came a letter my flower had died[C] [G]
and these are the words that[D] I read.[G]
Your sweet[D]heart is peacefully sleeping tonigh[G]t
in a grav[A]e where the white violets grow.[D]
[G]And enclosed there's a curl as a token of love[C] [G]
and a note from your Galveston ros[D]e.[G]
I was innoce[D]nt dear though you left me alone,[G]
but reme[A]mber I loved only you.[D]
[G]And the lock that's enclosed is a curl from the r[C]ose[G]
who'll be waiting in heaven f[D]or you.[G]
Billy Evans (

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