Second Hand Flowers
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Banjo Tuned E, Capo 3, Key of F
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I was working in Miami for a day or two
I decided Id look up a girl that I once knew
I bought some flowers and went to see a girl I used to know
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The lady at her door said she had married long ago
Times will change and towns will change; there I was alone
And suddenly I wondered, would susie be at home?
So with the flowers in my hand, I walked toward her gate
Someone touched me on the arm and said, youll have to wait.
Then I noticed there were people standing in a line
And some of them were holding pretty flowers just like mine
They explained that susie had been in an awful crash
Doctors said that she had just a little while to last
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When I walked into her room, I felt a sense of shame
But I heard susie whisper, Im awfully glad you came.
She had been the girl that I had always gone to see
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When someone that I cared for had been untrue to me
I handed her the flowers and she gently kissed my hand
She said, dont be embarrassed; you know I understand.
I said, goodbye and as I bent to kiss her fevered brow
I heard her whisper, thank you for the second handed flowers.