The Statler Brothers

She was called a scarlet woman by the people

Who would go to church but left me in the street

With no parents of my own,I never had a home

And an eighteen year old boy has got to eat

She found me outside one Sunday morning

Taking money from a man I didn't know

She took me in and wiped away my childhood

A woman of the streets this Lady Rose


This bed of roses that I lay on

Where I was taught to be a man

This bed of roses where I'm living

Is the only kind of love I understand

She was a handsome woman just thirty-four

Who was spoken to in town by very few

She managed a late evening business

Like most of the town wished they could do

And I learned all the things that a man should know

From a woman not approved of I suppose

But she died knowing that I really loved her

Off life's bramble bush,I picked a rose


The Statler Brothers were an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Staunton, Virginia.

Originally performing gospel music at local churches, the group billed themselves as The Four Star Quartet, and later The Kingsmen. In 1963, when the song "Louie, Louie" by the garage rock band also called The Kingsmen became famous, the group elected to bill themselves as The Statler Brothers. Despite the name, only two members of the group (Don and Harold Reid) are actual brothers and none have the surname of "Statler". ... Read More