GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE

Original Johnny Cash version


I found him by the railroad track this morning
I could see that he was nearly dead
I knelt down beside him and I listened
Just to hear the words the dying fellow said

He said, they let me out of prison down in Frisco
For ten long years I've paid for what I've done
I was trying to get back to Louisiana
To see my Rose and get to know my son

Give my love to Rose, please, won't you mister
Take her all my money, tell her to buy some pretty clothes
Tell my boy his daddy's so proud of him
And don't forget to give my love to Rose

Won't you tell them I said thanks for waiting for me
Tell my boy to help his mom at home
Tell my Rose to try to find another
'Cause it ain't right that she should live alone

Mister, here's a bag with all my money
It won't last them long the way it goes
God bless you for finding me this morning
Now don't forget to give my love to Rose

Give my love to Rose, please, won't you mister
Take her all my money, tell her to buy some pretty clothes
Tell my boy his daddy's so proud of him
And don't forget to give my love to Rose


Info

GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE is a song written by Johnny Cash and originally released on his 1960 album Sings Hank Williams.

Johnny Cash -- Sings Hank Williams (album cover art)
Johnny Cash -- Sings Hank Williams

LP - Sun Records (SLP 1245) - USA, 1960

The above lyrics are for the original Johnny Cash version of GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE as released in 1960.

Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen recorded GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE for a Johnny Cash tribute concert in 1999. See the official studio version for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE on this website:

GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE [Official studio version]
GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE [Original Johnny Cash version]

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