Written and recorded by Hank Williams (SR)
While [C] strolling thru a lovely [G7] garden
As day was drawing to a [C] close...[G7]
My [C] eyes be-[C7]-held a tragic [F] story
I [G7] saw a teardrop on a [C] rose.
It should have been a tear of gladness
But deep inside the sorrow shows
A trusting heart had just been broken
I saw a teardrop on a rose.
A sobbing tear that follows parting
Holds all the pain that sorrow knows
A false goodbye a life is shattered
There lies a story on a rose.
The tear will dry the rose will wither
When spring and winter comes and goes
I loved, I lost, my story ended