*New Music Monday* My Version of “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”

235. Lynn Anderson

It’s New Music Monday! This week, it’s my version of the country classic “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”:

“I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”

I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine,
There’s gotta be a little rain sometimes
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 sometimes

I could sing you a tune or 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 sometimes…

Written by Joe South

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