David Dodd (ddodd) Wed 3 Sep 03 15:23
It Must Have Been The Roses w&m: Hunter AGDL: http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/must.html LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/ITMUSTHA.HTM
Alex Allan (alexallan) Thu 4 Sep 03 19:25
It Must Have Been The Roses Lyrics: Robert Hunter Music: Robert Hunter Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission. Annie laid her head down in the roses She had ribbons, ribbons, ribbons in her long brown hair I don't know, maybe it was the roses All I know, I could not leave her there Chorus I don't know, it must have been the roses The roses or the ribbons in her long brown hair I don't know, maybe it was the roses All I know, I could not leave her there Ten years the waves rolled the ships home from the sea Thinking well how it may blow in all good company If I tell another what your own lips told to me Let me lay 'neath the roses and my eyes no longer see [chorus] One pane of glass in the window No one is complaining, though, come in and shut the door Faded is the crimson from the ribbons that she wore And it's strange how no one comes round any more [chorus]
from JIM KIRK (tnf) Wed 5 Dec 12 18:46
From Jim Kirk: Man who went to sea and his love died while he was away at sea. Came back and he is in a mauseleum looking thru the window of the casket at his lost love (in days before embalming caskets had windows so people could see their loved ones without smelling them) apparently somebody came in while he was there and he tells them the story. One of my favorite Dead tunes. Lost love, corruption of the body, sailors. What made them different. What rock and roll band writes a song like that?
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