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Alan of Australia Lyr Req: Red Roses for Me (Sean O'Casey) (24) RE: A Rich Bunch of Red Roses 01 May 00

Here's a slightly different set of words that seem to make good sense.


A sober black shawl hides her body entirely
Touched by the sun and the salt spray of the sea
But down in the darkness a slim hand so lovely
Carries a rich bunch of red roses for me.

Her petticoat's simple and her feet are but bare
And all that she has is but neat and scanty
But stars in the deep of her eyes are exclaiming
I carry a rich bunch of red roses for thee.

No arrogant jewel sits enthroned on her forehead
Or swings from her white ear for all men to see
But jewelled desire in her bosom so pearly
Carries a rich bunch of red roses for me.


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