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She was only seventeen and I was twenty-one
Chasing dreams we left Topeka following the sun
We were kids still growing up with rainbows in our mind
So off we went into the world not knowing what we’d find
The first few days were filled with fun and laughing her and I
We’d stop from place to place to try the good times on for size
She always wore a yellow rose to show her love for me
A yellow rose so everyone could see
Have you seen the girl with yellow roses in her hair
She’s as pretty as could be
She always wears a yellow rose so everyone can see
She always wears a yellow rose for me
Now the days have past so quickly and the living got so rough
Suddenly we found we couldn’t live just on our love
Just two kids alone with thought of Kansas in our mind
Thinking of the families loving arms we left behind
Of each new day I found that we grew more and more apart
Though she tried to cling to me with love still in her heart
Then one day I hurt her like a fool I made her cry
I noticed that the yellow rose had died
Have you seen the girl with yellow roses in her hair
Help me find her won’t you please
She always wore a yellow rose so everyone could see
She always wore a yellow rose for me



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