Down Among The Budded Roses

Little sweetheart we have parted
from each other we must go
Many miles may separate us
in this world of care and woe

But I can’t forget the promise
that you made me in the lane
When you said we’d be together
when the roses bloom again

Down among the budded roses
I am nothing but a stem
I have parted from my darling
never more to meet again

But I treasure dear your promise
that you’ll meet me in the lane
Where we’ll always be together;
when the roses bloom again

Now this parting gives me sorrow
and it almost breaks my heart
Tell me darling will you love me
when we meet no more to part

Or will this parting be forever
will there be no coming day
When our hearts will be united
and all sorrows pass away

Darling meet me up in Heaven
that’s my true and earnest prayer
If you love me here on earth dear
then I’m sure you’ll love me there

There our hearts will be united
free from every pain and care
In the land of life eternal
in that city bright and fair