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Subject: Chord Req: Roses from the wrong man (lavin)
From: Chris from Dublin
Date: 28 Jul 03 - 07:26 PM

Hi all,
I am looking for quite a while now for the chords of
"roses from the wrong man" by Christine Lavin. Hard to find.I have the lyrics, it's a great / a sad song. Could anyone help me ?
thanks, Slan, Chris


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Roses from the wrong man (lavin)
From: Sorcha
Date: 28 Jul 03 - 09:19 PM

No luck.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROSES FROM THE WRONG MAN (Christine Lavin
From: Amergin
Date: 01 Aug 03 - 04:13 PM

Well i could not find the chords..but since the lyrics are not posted here I'm going ahead and posting the words...it is a lovely song...and very sad....

ROSES FROM THE WRONG MAN
Written by Christine Lavin
As recorded by Christine Lavin on "Beau Woes and Other Problems of Modern Life" (1987)

She opened the door, surprised to see a deliveryman
Holding a beautiful vase of roses in his hands.
"For me?" she said; he nodded his head.
She took the flowers in and read the note.

Roses from the wrong man;
Poetry written in the wrong hand.
She waits for one; she hears from another
Who tells her how much he loves her
With roses from the wrong man.

She places the vase in the middle of the living room.
The air is scented with the delicate sweet perfume.
She takes a deep breath, closes her eyes,
Shakes her head slowly and sighs.

Roses from the wrong man;
Poetry written in the wrong hand.
She waits for one; she hears from another
Who tells her how much he loves her
With roses from the wrong man.

How long can she hold out for someone who might never come around?
And how many times will this other man try when she keeps turning him down?
She's not getting any younger, but she don't want to settle for less.
Oh, how can such a pretty bunch of flowers trigger such deep unhappiness?

Ever since she was 11 or 12 it was her dream
To receive the kind of flowers carried by the homecoming queen.
And sometimes dreams can come true
In ways you don't expect them to.

Sometimes dreams can come true
In ways you don't want them to.
Roses from the wrong man.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Roses from the wrong man (lavin)
From: Noreen
Date: 01 Aug 03 - 04:22 PM

That is beautiful...

Where can I hear this?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Roses from the wrong man (lavin)
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 02 Aug 03 - 04:43 AM

Christine Lavin is unparallelled as a writer of lyrics both touching and funny.

Read some more of her work at Christine Lavin's Lyrics Page

Murray


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Roses from the wrong man (lavin)
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 04:41 PM

Noreen, have you had any luck yet? Or would you like a MD with the recording by Iain MacKintosh? It was one of the (if not the) most requested songs in his repertoire, and he recorded it on 'Risks and Roses'.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Roses from the wrong man (lavin)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Aug 03 - 05:56 PM

It's getting some airplay on Radio 2 at the moment at both ends of the day... it's very moving.

There but for a typographical error goes the story of my life.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Roses from the Wrong Man (C Lavin)
From: GUEST,Gent
Date: 24 Oct 07 - 12:28 PM

Hi, maybe it`s obsolete, but here are the words and chords I learned from Iain MacKintosh...

Christine Lavin
"Roses From the Wrong Man"
C                                                dm
She opened the door, surprised to see a deliveryman
G                               C
standing there with roses in his hands.
       C                              dm
"For me?" she said; he nodded his head.
    F          Em    dm      G
She took the flowers in and read the note.

   C                dm
Roses from the wrong man;
    G                        C                                    
Poetry written in the wrong hand.
       C                              dm   
She waits for one; she hears from another
    F    em    dm   
Who tells her how much he loves her
      G                   C
With roses from the wrong man.


She places the vase in the middle of the living room.
The air is scented with the delicate sweet perfume.
She takes a deep breath, closes her eyes,
Shakes her head slowly and sighs.

Roses from the wrong man;
Poetry written in the wrong hand.
She waits for one; she hears from another
Who tells her how much he loves her
With roses from the wrong man.

Am            G                  F                            C
How long can she hold out for someone who might never come around?
Am                                          F                      G                                 
And how many times will this other man try if she keeps turning him down?
Am                      G                F                                                       C    She´s not getting any younger, but she don't want to settle for less. Am                                        F          G   
Oh, how can such a pretty flowers mean so much unhappiness?

C                                              dm
since she was a child of 11 or 12 She`d had a dream
       G                                              C
To receive the kind of flowers carried by the beauty queen.
          C                           
But sometimes dreams can come true
    F       Em    dm
In ways you don't want them to.
          G               C
Like Roses from the wrong man.

Cheers Gent


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Roses from the Wrong Man (C Lavin)
From: open mike
Date: 24 Oct 07 - 01:16 PM

i wonder if it (the boquet)was delivered to the wrong address?


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