Lyrics
Rose Of The Summer
©2008 Ken Bewick
When I was a boy I didn’t know nothin’
I took love wherever I found it
In the fields of my county
I trespassed and tramped and came home when the dinnerbell sounded

As I got older and found myself growin’
I took care not to fall to the wrong side
But try as I did, ended up on the road
Spent five years taking a long ride

The Rose of the Summer is sweet and serene
More beautiful visions I never have seen
Through the highways and byways I rode to the end
The Rose of the Summer was my only friend

I went down the east coast, and into the south
I didn’t have nothin’, and I was proud of it
Was there I met Rose, but our friendship was doomed
‘Cause her father just wouldn’t allow it

My Rose was a you girl, just barely sixteen
And I was already past twenty
But our difference in years somehow faded away
With every long letter she sent me

( CHORUS )

Down by the river we swam in the pools
White in the water we floated
Like a beautiful blossom her skin shone like jewels
And her cheeks were the color of roses

We both knew that soon I would have to move on
And leave her at home with her family
She promised to write me when I’d settled down
Though I wandered the countryside sadly

( CHORUS )

So now I’m up north, I’ve been here awhile
I needed a job and I found it
My lost dreams of her as sharp as a thorn
But tempered by the roses around it
Ken: acoustic and electric guitars, bass, vocals, trumpet
Michael: accordion, string pads, synth, electric piano
Josh: drumset
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