Intro: D A D D7 G D D E7 A7 D You know, all too soon seemly our children grow up G D A7 overnight. They get married; some of them go to college. D A They move away from home to New York and Chicago and D D7 other places. But the saddest thing about it is that they G forget that they have a darling mother back home. So it is D I thinking about a young man who left and moved away A D Bm7 to Germany, and while he was there, he was critically E7 A7 wounded so much so that the doctor said, he would D G never walk again He had braces on his legs and another D A7 D sad thing happen to that young man, He lost his mother. And A D D7 the family tried to get in touch with him but to no avail. And G finally we see that young man standing with braces on his D A D Bm7 legs before a fresh grave, with on faded rose in his hand. As E7 A7 he began to drop the petals from the rose on that grave, he D G began to talk to his mother. These are some of the words he D A7 was saying to his mother: verse 1: D A D D7 G D Petals from this faded roses momma, is all I have to give, D E7 A7 D But momma I tried to give you flowers, every now and then. G D D7 (Back ground Chorus repeats (now and then)) Oh yes I did.verse 2: D A D D7 G D-A So petals from this faded rose, is all I have to give. But D E7 A7 D G momma I tried to make you happy, while you lived. (While D you lived) Intro story part 2: You know while that young man stood there, dropping the petals on the fresh grave, two of his sisters drove up in a big fine car, they got out and they put their arm about his shoulder. One of his sisters said don cry, said you know we did all we could to get in touch with you. But one thing I did, I knew that you would be pleased with, I took my diamond ring and placed it, on momma finger and the other sister said, Brother, so do you remember that fur coat that I had, I draped it about momma shoulders, but the young man standing there crying, couldn think about diamonds and furs. All he could think of was the best thing he had was gone, and with the few more petals left on the rose, he continue to drop them on the grave and he said to his mother: verse 3: D A D7 G Diamond rings and silver things momma, I never had, I D A D-Bm7 E7 never had to give, but momma I tried to give you a flower A7 D G D D7 every now and then. (Now and then) Yes I did.G G7 D A D If I had a million dollars, I line your grave with gold, but D Bm7 D E7 That wouldn wake you from your sleep, as eternal ages A7 grow.Ending Verse: D A D7 G D So petals from this faded roses is all I have to give, but D E7 A7 D momma I tried to make you happy, while you lived. G D (Back Ground singers repeat (While you live.))G G7 D A D If I had a million dollars, I line your grave with gold, but Bm7 D E7 That wouldn wake you from your sleep, as eternal ages A7 grow.