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2 Sep '77 Country

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Well, I had two weeks vacation coming So I thought I'd drive down to Florida Spend some time with an old friend Date a few girls, make a few parties And just kinda live it up again So I packed up my car And then I called my Mom in Tennesee And told her what I planned to do She said, son, are you coming by And I said, Mom I'm really pushed for time But I'll see you in a week or two And I was driving through This little town in Georgia When I remembered Today is Mama's birthday Well, I thought I'll just Stop and wire some flowers Shouldn't take too long Then I'll be on my way So I walked in a flower shop And the first thing I saw Was this little boy with His eyes full of tears I said, what's wrong, son He said, Mama loves roses And today's her birthday And I haven't seen her In almost a year Roses for Mama Today's her birthday Roses for Mama Today's her birthday


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He said, I live with Grandma now But I promised Mama some roses 'Cause I talk to her all the time I wanted to give her five 'Cause that's how old I am But the lady said I couldn't Buy 'em with just a dime Well, the little fella's story Kinda touched my heart So I told the lady to give him What he wanted and charge it to me Then I told her I needed To wire a dozen roses to my Mama Up in Chapel Hill, Tennessee I looked around And the little boy was gone But all of a sudden the door flew open And he come running back in And he said, Mister I forgot to thank you for the roses He smiled, he shook my hand And ran back out again Well, I started on out of town And I was feeling real proud of myself For thinking of my Mama and really caring When I looked out the window And I saw that same little boy kneeling By a grave in an old cemetery I stopped my car and walked over To where the little boy was kneeling down And he smiled up at me and said This is where my Mama stays She says she sure does Thank you for these pretty roses Well, that's when I had to walk away And I drove straight back To that flower shop and I said Lady, have you sent Those flowers to Tennessee She said, no, not yet I said, well, nevermind I'll just take them back with me Roses for Mama Today's her birthday Roses for Mama Today's her birthday

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