Song Name: Gather Ye Rosebuds

Songwriter: James Neilson Graham

Copyright: 2013

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Lyrics:

Gather ye rosebuds, my child, while ye may.
Old time's a-flying so live for the day.
Red sky at night,
Shepherd's delight;
Sunshine is on the way.
Gather ye rosebuds, my child, while ye may.
Go, girl, give it a whirl, I say;
There is no easy way, my precious pearl.

Follow your road from LA to Cathay.
No fixed abode 'neath the bright Milky Way.
Brambles and briars,
Devils and liars,
Let nothing you dismay.
Follow your road from LA to Cathay.
Go, girl, give it a whirl, I say;
There is no easy way, my precious pearl.

Don't spurn the chance when the band starts to play.
Get up and dance and sing con amore.
Pick up your feet,
Swing to the beat,
Dance till you're old and grey.
Don't spurn the chance when the band starts to play.
Go, girl, give it a whirl, I say;
There is no easy way, my precious pearl, my precious pearl.

Words and music copyright 2013 James Neilson Graham