Rose in Paradise

Willie Nelson, Chris YoungBuy this song

Willie Nelson

Willie Hugh Nelson (pronounced /wɪli nɛlsən /; born April 30, 1933) is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (… more »

She was a flower for the takin'
Her beauty cut just like a knife 
And he was a banker from Macon  Swore he'd love her all his life

 Bought her a mansion on a mountain 
With a formal garden and a lot a land

But paradise became her prison 
That Georgia banker was a jealous man

 Every time he'd talk about her,
You could see the fire in his eyes
He'd say,
I would walk through Hell on Sunday,
To keep my rose in paradise 

He hired a man to tend the garden,
To keep an eye on her while he was gone
Some say they ran away together 
Some say that gardener left alone 

Now the banker is an old man
And the mansion's crum-ble-ing down
He sits all day and stares at the garden 
Not a trace of her was ever found 

 Every time he talks about her
You can see the fire in his eyes
He'd say, "I would walk through Hell on Sunday 
To keep my rose in paradise 

Now there's a rose out in the garden 
Its beauty cuts just like a knife 
They say that it even grows in the winter time
And blooms in the dead of the night


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