Rosewood Casket

from by Jack Arnesen

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There's a little rosewood casket
Lying on a marble stand
And a packet of old love letters
Written by my true love's hand

Bring them to me little sister
Read them o'er for me tonight
I have often tried but I could not
For the tears that filled my eyes

Now when I'm dead and in my casket
And the shroud's around me bound
And my narrow grave is ready
In some lonely churchyard ground

Last Sunday I say him walking
With a lady by his side
And I thought I heard him tell her
She would never be his bride

Take these letters and his locket
Place them gentle o'er my heart
But this golden ring that he gave me
From my fingers never part

When I'm dead and in my casket
And I gently fall asleep
Fall asleep to wake in heaven
Little sister do not weep


from Jack Arnesen, released June 30, 2017



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Jack Arnesen Victor, montana

Vintage tunes from the Great American Repertoire of oldtime folk, country, and bluegrass.

Featuring some of Western Montana's finest: songwriter Britt Arnesen (guitar, mandola) and Jack Mauer (banjo, dobro).


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