Lynn Anderson, “Rose Garden”

Damn! This is good music! Country music, straight from the USA, the only real American music of all the genres. Country music is straight up American. It came right out of the USA. Most other music came from somewhere else in one way or another. But country music can never be anything but American, for better or for worse.

I don’t like country music too much, but there have definitely been some great country music songs out there. George Jones was almost one of the original punk rockers, let’s face it. And Hank Williams Jr. will always be one of the all-time greats. Let’s not forget the great Patsy Cline. So it’s redneck? So what? If rednecks can make good music, I will listen to it. I don’t have to vote for them or agree with them, but I will rock on to any good music out there. I don’t care who’s putting it out.

I always thought this was sung by Dolly Parton, but I guess not. Sung by someone named Lynn Anderson who I have never heard of. But her voice is as good as Dolly’s, and I can see how it would be mistaken for Dolly’s.

All the way back from 1970! I was only 13 years old.

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine
There’s gotta be a little rain sometime.
When you take you gotta give
So live and let live, or let go.
I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden.

I could promise you things
Like big diamond rings.
But you don’t find roses
Growin’ on stalks of clover
So you better think it over.
Well, if sweet talkin’ you
Could make it come true.
I would give you the world
right now on a silver platter.
But what would it matter?
So smile for a while and let’s be jolly.
Love shouldn’t be so melancholy.
Come along and share the good times while we can.

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine
there’s gotta be a little rain sometime.

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden.
I could sing you a tune
and promise you the moon.
But if that’s what it takes to hold you
I’d just as soon let you go.
But there’s one thing I want you to know.
You better look before you leap
Still waters run deep.
And there won’t always be someone
There to pull you out.
And you know what I’m talkin’ about.
So smile for a while and let’s be jolly.
Love shouldn’t be so melancholy.
Come along and share the good times while we can.

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine
there’s gotta be a little rain sometime.

2 Comments

Filed under Music, Regional, USA

2 responses to “Lynn Anderson, “Rose Garden”

  1. Lin

    This Bolshoi production of Bolero is classy. Yes, performed by commie Russia Bolshoi Threatre 50 years ago.

    Another favourite piece: ‘Day Break’ from Daphnis et Chloe

  2. Magneto

    Dolly Parton was an MK-ULTRA mind control slave under Beta programming, which is sex slave programming. She was being used as a sex toy by the Illuminati like Henry Kissinger and so on.

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