The Convict and the Rose Lyrics - Willie Nelson

writers: B. Chapin, R.a. King
release date: 1983
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:52
Within my prison cell so dreary
Alone I sit alone with aching heart
I'm dreaming of my little darling
From her forever I must part

The rose she sent me as a token
She sent it just to light my gloom
And tell me that her heart is broken
And cheer me before I meet my doom

The judge would not believe my story
The jury said I have to pay
And with the rose in all its glory
Not guilty's all that I could say

Goodbye sweetheart for in the morning
To meet my Maker I must go
And when I die at daylight's dawning
Against my heart they'll find this rose

Within my prison cell so dreary...

  • 1 My Love for the Rose
  • 2 Changing Skies
  • 3 Tougher Than Leather
  • 4 Little Old Fashioned Karma
  • 5 Somewhere in Texas, Part 1
  • 6 Beer Barrel Polka
  • 7 Summer of Roses
  • 8 Somewhere in Texas, Part 2
  • 9 My Love for the Rose
  • 10 The Convict and the Rose
  • 11 Changing Skies
  • 12 I Am the Forest
  • 13 Nobody Slides, My Friend
  • 14 Summer of Roses / December Day