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ROSEWOOD CASKET
Emmylou Harris


There's a little rosewood casket resting on a marble stand
With a packet of old love letters written by my true love's hand
Go and bring them to me sister read them o'er for me tonight
I have often tried but could not for the tears that filled my eyes
When I'm dead and in my casket when I gently fall asleep
Fall asleep to wake in heaven dearest sister do not weep
[ mandolin ]
Take his letters and his locket place them gently on my heart
But this golden ring that he gave me from my finger never part
There's a little rosewood casket resting on a marble stand
With a packet of old love letters written by my true love's hand
[ ac.guitar - mandolin ]


EMMYLOU HARRIS

Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. In addition to her work as a solo artist and bandleader, both as an interpreter of other composers' works and as a singer-songwriter, she is a sought-after backing vocalist and duet partner, working with numerous other artists including Gram Parsons, The Band, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Mark Knopfler, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Rodney Crowell, John Denver and Neil Young. ... Read More