Long Stem Rose lyrics

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My long stem rose wont sit on the mantelpiece
E c#m f#m b
Shes not disposed to being one of a dozen shes
E a
A living thing thats bound to get tired
B e a c#m
She wont be content just being admired funny thats the way it goes
C#m b e
When youre like a long stem rose

My long stem rose were you cut down in your prime
My love still grows for the flower I call mine
Are you doomed to die after the spring time
Have I just become a thorn in your side
Funny thats the way it goes when you love a long stem rose

Strings over verse

My long stem rose I know you wont last too long
Youll shed your clothes your petals fall then youre gone
In another garden growing so sweetly in an endless summer
Forgetting about me wonder where you are who knows
In another bed I suppose, lying like a long stem rose

My long stem rose ..... /pre>

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