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Within my prison cell so dreary,

By James Green


voice; guitarsCollected by Merlin Mitchell Transcribed by Mary C. Parler James Green Lincoln, Ark November 1122,, 1950 Reel 75, Item 1 The Convict and the Rose Within my prison cell so dreary, Alone I sit with worried heart, I'm thinking of my lonely darling, From her forever I must part. The rose she tuck it from the garden, She sent it just to hide my gloom To tell me that her heart was broken, To cheer me 'fore I meet my doom. The judge would not believe my story, The jury said that I would • . But unto the rose in all its glory Not guilty was all that I could say. Goodby, Sweetheart, for in the morning, I'll meet my Maker and repose, For when I die at daybreaks dawning Against my heart you'll find this rose.Funding for digitization provided by the Arkansas Humanities Council and the Happy Hollow Foundation

Topics: vocal music, Jails; Law; Love, jails; law; love, Prison; Separation; Trial; Heart Break
Publisher: University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville
Year: 1950
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