"I Beg Your Pardon" as written by and Barry Harris....
I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine there's gotta be a little rain sometime
When you take you gotta give so live and let live and let go oh oh oh oh
I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden

I could promise you things like big diamond rings
But you don't find roses growin' on stalks of clover
So you better think it over
Well, if sweet talking you could make it come true
I would give you the world right now on a silver platter
But what would it matter
So smile for a while and let's be jolly love shouldn't be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while we can

I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine there's gotta be a little rain sometime
I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden

I could sing you a tune and promise you the moon
But if that's what it takes to hold you I'd just as soon let you go
But there's one thing I want you to know
You'd better look before you leap still waters run deep
And there won't always be someone there to pull you out
And you know what I'm talking about
So smile for a while and let's be jolly love shouldn't be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while we can

I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine there's gotta be a little rain sometime




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"I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden)" as written by Barry Harris Joe South

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    General CommentContains samples of Lynn Anderson's - Rose Garden. The music is very like something New Order would do. In fact I thought it was New Order when I 1st heard it!
    Onlineon December 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow, this song reminds me of an old girlfriend, a pretty girl that got alot of attention, and became quite shallow. I felt threatened and wanted to cure it with commitment, I guess a bird has to fly, and a fish has to swim.
    WhatsWhaton January 07, 2007   Link

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