I beg your pardon,
I never promiised you a rose garden.
Along with the sunshine,
there's got to be a little rain sometime...
Lynn Anderson, the singer who had a hit record with this song in 1970, died yesterday at the age of 67. May she rest in peace. "Rose Garden" was one of the most successful crossover country songs of all time. I have a video of her performing the song on "Top of the Pops" on the BBC.
"Rose Garden" was written by Joe South and...oh, you all know how I love my songwriters, he deserves his own post, so look out for that soon.
Take care everyone and have a nice weekend!
Smile for a while and let's be jolly,
Life shouldn't be so melancholy,
Come along and share the good times
while we can!