a teardrop on the rose lyrics – hank williams

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

i loved, i lost, my story ended
with just a teardrop on a rose.

/ hank williams lyrics