I THREW AWAY THE ROSE George Jones
[A]Once I lived a [D]life of wine and [A]roses,
I [E]drank a lot back then for one [A]concern.
Success for me lay [D]just around the [A]corner,
I thought my [B7]social friend would help me make the [E]turn.
Now I'm [A]paying for the [D]days of wine and [A]roses,
I [E]victim of the drunken' life I [A]chose.
Now all my social [D]friends look down their [A]noses,
For I [E]get the wine and threw away the [A]rose.
[A]I stood by and [D]watched the bottle take [A]control of me,
The [E]turn I made was not the one I [A]planned.
I watched my social [D]standing slip [A]away from me,
As I [B7]slowly watched the bottle take[E] command.