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Lyr Add: Local Flowers (Tom T. Hall)

harpgirl 13 Feb 02 - 11:36 PM
MMario 14 Feb 02 - 09:03 AM
GUEST,sluefoot sue 07 May 15 - 11:26 PM
Larry The Radio Guy 08 May 15 - 01:55 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: LOCAL FLOWERS (Tom T. Hall)
From: harpgirl
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 11:36 PM

LOCAL FLOWERS
Written by Tom T. Hall
As recorded by Tom T. Hall on "Home Grown" (1997)

[C] I have traveled [F] this world [C] over
I have [G7] rambled all my [C] days
When my journey's [F] have all [C] ended
Place some [G7] flowers on my [C] grave. [C7]

CHORUS: Local [F] flowers, just some [C] daisies
Wildwood [G7] flowers from the [C] hill [C7]
Where I will [F] spend my eternal [C] hours
Lay me [G7] down with local [C] flowers.

Please don't buy those red carnations
I don't need the lilies fair
Just go walkin' on the mountain
Gather while it's blooming there.

Rosemary means that you'll remember
Clover sweet as the love we shared
Myrtle says that you will miss me
Ramblin' roses say you care.

CHORUS

Let the birds sing from the tree tops
Let the grass grow where it may
No arrangement, no bright ribbons
Just a simple, wild bouquet.

CHORUS


just another flower song, ya'll

hg


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Local Flowers
From: MMario
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 09:03 AM

thanks HG - gave me goosebumps! They are beautiful lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Local Flowers
From: GUEST,sluefoot sue
Date: 07 May 15 - 11:26 PM

gather what is bloomin' there


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Subject: Lyr Add: SHOES AND DRESS THAT ALICE WORE (T T Hall
From: Larry The Radio Guy
Date: 08 May 15 - 01:55 AM

I agree---beautiful lyrics. Tom T. Hall has been an underrated songwriter for years with many lyrics that give me goosebumps.

How about this one?


SHOES AND DRESS THAT ALICE WORE
Written by Tom T. Hall
As sung by Tom T. Hall on "Songs from Sopchoppy" (1996)

I am humming as I walk this house and do my daily chores
When I put the broom away I see the dress that Alice wore
It's hanging in the closet sadly sagging without form
Empty dress there in the closet held a body soft and warm
Shoes and dress that Alice wore

It's the dress she wore the night she caught me lying there beside
Some strange woman meaning nothing just some bones and hair and hide
I could not explain it to her and I cannot to this day
Now I stand here staring at the dress she wore to go away
Shoes and dress that Alice wore

And the shoes are red and shining and they're modest in the heel
And the dress a bad investment and the color could be teal
She went screaming from the room where I lay blinking in the nude
With the woman there beside me saying ain't this woman rude
Shoes and dress that Alice wore

So, I asked the undertaker in a private kind of way
Before you close the casket when our friends have gone away
If it's not too strange to reason I would make one last request
Since it all goes in the ground I'd like to have the shoes and dress
Shoes and dress that Alice wore

So I'm humming as I walk this house and do my daily chores
When I put the broom away I see the dress that Alice wore
It's hanging in the closet sadly sagging without form
Empty dress there in the closet held a body soft and warm
Shoes and dress that Alice wore


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