Black Roses

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

Black roses of dreamland vanish at the light
Wrap their petals round them, doze until the night
Not gone forever, like flowers of the sun
Blooming for a day or two, life so quickly done
Not as weeping willows cry rain in the wind
The leaves that fell in Autumn growing green again
Black roses of dreamland, black roses of night
Enfold you in their petals, darling, shall sleep tight

Black roses of dreamland in gardens of red
Blue sun in the firmament, white sky overhead
There's just one other place black roses belong
Sometimes one will show her face inside of a song
Not any old tune, just in lullaby
It's time you were off to sleep, time for hush-a-by
Black roses of dreamland, black roses of night
Enfold you in their petals, darling, shall sleep tight

Black roses of dreamland, black roses of night
Enfold you in their petals, darling, shall sleep tight
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2013 Black Roses Jim Laudersale

 


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