Convict and the Rose

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Porter Wagoner

Porter Wayne Wagoner (August 12, 1927 – October 28, 2007) was a popular American country music singer known for his flashy Nudie and Manuel suits and blond pompadour. In 1967, he introduced a then little known Dolly Parton on his long-running television show, and they were a well-known duet throu… more »

Within my prison cell so dreary alone I sit with aching heart
I'm thinking of my lonely darling from her forever I must part
A rose she sent me as a token she sent it just to light my gloom 
To tell me that her heart is broken to cheer me fore I meet my doom
She wrote I took it from the garden where once we wandered side by side
But now you hold no hope of pardon and I can never be your bride 

The judge would not believe my story the jury said I had to pay
But to the rose in all its glory not guilty's all that I can say
 Goodbye sweetheart for in the morning I'll meet my Maker in repose 
And when I'll go at daylight's dawning against my heart they'll find this rose

Written by: B. CHAPIN, R.A. KING


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