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When the Roses Come Again

'Neath the shadow down the meadow
Leaves 4 lying on each 1 side
By the river flowers shiver
Fading 5 dying in their 1 pride
Someone straying long delaying
Sad the 4 parting down the 1 lane
I must leave you someone's saying
Till the 5 roses come a 1 gain

When the roses come again
When the roses come again
I will meet you I will greet you
When the roses come again

As I wander, I will ponder
On a happy by and by
On a summer over yonder
With joy to you and I
Do not borrow grief or sorrow
In the hours that yet remain
We shall know of that tomorrow
When the roses come again

Sunshine over clover
Blossom on the meadow wide
Summer fingers sweetly linger
Everywhere on every side
Someone's roaming in the gloaming
Happy hearts that feel no pain
All their sadness turned to gladness
Now the roses come again

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.