(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden

Album: Rose Garden (1970)
Charted: 3 3
  • I beg your pardon
    I never promised you a rose garden
    Along with the sunshine
    There's gotta be a little rain some time
    When you take you gotta give so live and let live
    Or let go oh-whoa-whoa-whoa
    I beg your pardon
    I never promised you a rose garden

    I could promise you things like big diamond rings
    But you don't find roses growin' on stalks of clover
    So you better think it over
    Well if sweet-talkin' you could make it come true
    I would give you the world right now on a silver platter
    But what would it matter
    So smile for a while and let's be jolly
    Love shouldn't be so melancholy
    Come along and share the good times while we can

    I beg your pardon
    I never promised you a rose garden
    Along with the sunshine
    There's gotta be a little rain some time

    I beg your pardon
    I never promised you a rose garden

    I could sing you a tune and promise you the moon
    But if that's what it takes to hold you
    I'd just as soon let you go
    But there's one thing I want you to know
    You better look before you leap, still waters run deep
    And there won't always be someone there to pull you out
    And you know what I'm talkin' about
    So smile for a while and let's be jolly
    Love shouldn't be so melancholy
    Come along and share the good times while we can

    I beg your pardon
    I never promised you a rose garden
    Along with the sunshine
    There's gotta be a little rain some time,
    I beg your pardon
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Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 30, 1969, The Brotherhood performed Joe South's "Rose Garden" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    Their version did not make Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart...
    The original version was track three of side one on Billy Joe Royal's second studio album, 'Billy Joe Royal featuring Hush' {1967}...
    Joe South himself recorded it, it was on his 1968 album, 'Introspect'...
    On February 7th, 1971 Lynn Anderson's covered version of "Rose Garden" peaked at #3 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, and on December 20th, 1970 it reached #1 {for 5 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart.
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