An Occasional Rose Song Lyrics and Chords by Marty Robbins
[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]An Occasional Rose
Recorded by Marty Robbins
Written by Dave Burgess
[C]It’s so hard to fight a memory
Only time can be a healer of the [F]past
[G7]And the thorns of love are many
When they’re clinging to a love that didn’t [C]last
Yesterday is over and his memory
Will fade away with [F]time
So [C]I’ll accept a rose and just be [G7]patient
Till all your love is [C]mine
I [F]can take the thorns if there’s
Just an occasional [C]rose
I [F]can bear the pain for a while
Even though my heart [G7]knows
[C]You’ll be thinking of him when
We’re making love it always [F]shows
I [C]can take the thorns if [G7]there’s
Just an occasional [C]rose
The road of love is rocky and
Behind the blue sky there’s a thousand [F]storms
[G7]But a smile or a touch or a love word’s
Like a rose among the [C]thorns
When you say you love me
It erases all the worries on my [F]mind
[C]Cause you’ll be with me [G7]tonight
For a little while his memory’s left [C]behind
repeat #3 and 4
I can take the thorns if [G7]there’s
Just an occasional [C]rose[/chordpress]
Who sang the the song An Occasional Rose?
– The song An Occasional Rose was sang by Marty Robbins.
Who is Marty Robbins?
– Martin David Robinson (September 26, 1925 – December 8, 1982), known professionally as Marty Robbins, was an American singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, and NASCAR racing driver. Robbins was one of the most popular and successful country and western singers for most of his nearly four-decade career, which spanned from the late 1940s to the early 1980s.
Born in Glendale, Arizona, Robbins taught himself guitar while serving in the United States Navy during World War II, and subsequently drew fame performing in clubs in and around his hometown. In 1956, he released his first No. 1 country song, “Singing the Blues” and one year later, released two more No. 1 hits, “A White Sport Coat” and “The Story of My Life”. In 1959, Robbins released his signature song, “El Paso”, for which he won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording. The song began Robbins’ association with western balladry, a style which would become a staple of his career. Later releases that drew critical acclaim include “Don’t Worry”, “Big Iron” and “Honkytonk Man”, the last for which the 1982 Clint Eastwood film is named, and in which Robbins made his final appearance before death.
Over the course of his career, Robbins recorded more than 500 songs and 60 albums, and won two Grammy Awards, was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was named the 1960s Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music. Robbins was a commercial success in both the country and pop genres, and his songs were covered by many other famous artists, including Johnny Cash, the Grateful Dead and Elvis Presley. His music continues to have an influence in pop culture today, having recently appeared in several contemporary pop culture features, including the video game Fallout: New Vegas, and the series finale of AMC’s Breaking Bad.