Red Sovine Little Rosa Lyrics

Red Sovine Track Listing
  • 1 Give Me Forty Acres
  • 2 Phantom 309
  • 3 Green Green Grass of Home
  • 4 It'll Come Back
  • 5 Women Behind the Man Behind the Wheel
  • 6 A Mother's Love Is a Blessing
  • 7 Sixteen Tons
  • 8 Colorado Koolaid
  • 9 We Got Married in a Fever
  • 10 I Didn't Jump the Fence
  • 11 Six Days on the Road
  • 12 Sad Violins
  • 13 Daddy's Girl
  • 14 Little Rosa
  • 15 Roses for Momma
  • 16 Bringing Mary Home
  • 17 Teddy Bear
  • 18 Little Joe
  • 19 The Last Goodby
  • 20 I Dreamed About Mama Last Night
  • 21 Truck Drivin' Son of a Gun
  • 22 I Know Your Married but I Still Love You
  • 23 Roll Truck Roll
  • 24 Giddy Up Go Answer
  • 25 Freightliner Fever
  • 26 That Mule, Old Rivers, and Me
  • (Little Rosa was her name and still I cry in vain
    My world won't be the same since she's gone from me)

    I have gone to visit the grave of a friend of mine and as I walked thru the grave yard
    I noticed this man kneeling down by the grave of a child
    And in his hand he held a big red rose and tears were streaming down his cheeks
    I walked over and laid a hand on his shoulder and started to talk to him
    And during the course of our conversation and in his broken English
    This is the story just as he told it to me
    He said to me Mister I've walked down the street today
    And I passed about the big flower shop
    I walked in and I asked the man in the shop I said boss how much is for one red rose
    Then he looked at me with one big frown and he says it's one dollar please
    But in a buyin' buyer was well dressed blonde lady walked in
    And she says how much is for one red rose
    And he looked at her with one big smile and he says ten cents
    Now I said boss how come to you to charge me a dollar for the rose
    And you charged the young lady only ten cents
    Then he said look Mister you tell me why you want the rose
    And maybe I give it to you for not
    I said boss I'm a hard working man working a railroad and gonna make too much money
    And I got a little girl and her name was Rosa o Rosa's just about this high boss
    Every day when I'd come home from the work
    A little Rosa come running to meet her papa
    And she'd throw her little arms around my neck and say papa and I'd say Rosa
    But one day boss I've come home from the work I don't see Rosa
    I looked down by the railroad track and I see one big crowd
    I'd go down and I pushed the crowd this a way and pushed the crowd that a way
    There was at my feet lay my little Rosa and that's why I want the rose boss
    I wanna put it on little Rosa's grave
    Then man he didn't say not but he picked the biggest and the reddest rose
    And he gave it to me
    And I said thank you boss thank you very much

    And though she's gone you see she's still the world to me
    To me she'll always be that little girl of mine

    Written by: Red Sovine, Webb Pierce
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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