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Roses For Mama

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Roses For Mama

	  		Words, except for Chorus, are spoken.  
 
Intro: G C D G C D G 
 
 
G  
Well, I had two weeks vacation comin', so I thought I'd drive down to 
C  
Florida: spend some time with an old friend, date a few girls, make a few 
D  
parties, and just kinda live it up again.  
                 G 
So I packed up my car, and then I called my Mom in Tennesee, and  
(D)                                     G 
told her what I planned to do. And  she said, "Son, are you comin' by? 
					   C 
And I said, "Mom, I'm really pushed for  time, but honey I'll see you in a week or two."  
                   D 
And I was drivin'  through this little town in Georgia, when I remembered: 
                       G 
today is Mama's birth--day. Well, I thought I'd just stop and wire some 
flowers. Shouldn't take too long; then I'd be on my way.  
                                              C 
So I walked in the flower shop and the first  thing I saw was this  
							     D 
little boy with his eyes full a' tears. And I said, "Son, (what's  
                                         G 
wrong?" He said, "Mama loves roses. And  today's her birthday, and I haven't seen her 
in almost a year."  
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G C D G Roses for Mama, Today's her birth?day C D G Roses for Mama, Today's her birth--day
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C He said, "I live with Grandma now. But I promised Mama some roses, D 'causeI talk to her all the time. I wanted to give her five, 'cause G that's how old I am. But the lady said I couldn't buy 'em for just a dime." D G Well, the little fella's story kind a' touched my heart, so I told C the lady just give him what he wanted and charge it to me. Well that's D when I told her to wire a dozen roses to my Mama, up in Chapel Hill, Tennessee. G I looked around, and the little boy was gone. But all of a sudden the door flew open and he came runnin' back in and he said, "Mister, I forgot to C thank you for the roses." He smiled and he shook my hand, and ran back out again. D Well, I started on out of town. And I was feelin' real proud of myself G for thinkin' of my Mama and really carin', when I looked my window D G and I saw that same little boy, kneelin', by a grave in an old cemetery. C Well I stopped my car and walked over to where the little boy was D kneelin' down. He smiled up at me and he said, "This is where my Mama G stays. She says she sure does thank you for these pretty roses." Well that's when I had to walk away. And I drove right back to that flower shop and I said, "Lady, have you sent those C flowers to Tennessee?" And she said, "No, not yet." D G And I said, "Well, just never mind. I'll just take em back with me." Repeat Chorus

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