Bramble and the Rose

(Barbara Keith)

Cathy - banjo, vocal; Dave - guitar, vocal; Ed Trickett - guitar, vocal

Mary McCaslin's and Jim Ringer's albums and appearances were very popular in mid-Missouri in the 1970s and early 80s, and we like many others learned this title song from their album. We started singing it with Ed Trickett about 10 years ago.

We have been so close together,
Now, I've hurt you and it hurts me
Each a candle, each a flame.
All the dangers were outside of us,
And we knew them all by name.

Now, I've hurt you , and it hurts me
Just to see what we can do
To ourselves and to each other
Without really meaning to.

See how the bramble and the rose
Love grows like the bramble and the rose
'Round each other we will twine.

So put your arms around me,
And we'll sing a true love song,
And we'll learn to sing together,
Sing and laugh the whole night long.