The Garden Wall

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I was standing by a garden wall
Where the roses bloom in southern skies
You pressed one rose up to your lips
The night we spoke our last goodbye

 Oh the rose you kissed is faded now dear
 And our love is gone since we’re apart
 You went away and left behind
 A faded rose a broken heart

Sometimes I wish we’d never met
Then this true saying I recall
Oh it’s better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all

 Oh in dreams it seems that you are near me
 And I hear you say we’ll never part
 Then sweet dreams disappear and leave
 A faded rose a broken heart