Paper RosesWords & Music by Janice Torre & Fred Spielman, 1955
Recorded by Anita Bryant, 1960 (#5); also by Marie Osmond, 1973 (#5)
G Am7 G G/F# D I re - a - lize the way your eyes deceived me, D7 Am7 D7 Cdim G With tender looks that I mistook for love. G G/F# Em Bm7-5 C C/B Am7 Am7/G So take away the flowers that you gave me D Am7 D7 Cdim G Am7 G And send the kind that you remind me of. Refrain: G7 C C/B Am7 Am7/G G G/F# Em Paper ro - ses, paper ro - ses; G/B C C/B Am7 G Oh how real those roses seem to be. G7 C C/B Am7 Am7/G G G/F# Em But they're on - ly im - i - ta - tion, G/B Am7 Am7/G D7 D9 G Like your im - i - ta - tion love for me. G Am7 G G/F# D I thought that you would be a perfect lover; D7 Am7 D7 Cdim G You seemed so full of sweetness at the start. G G/F# Em Bm7-5 C C/B Am7 Am7/G But like a big red rose that's made of pa - per, D Am7 D7 Cdim G Am7 G There isn't any sweetness in your heart. Repeat Refrain: Coda: G/B Am7 Am7/G D7 D9 G Like your im - i - ta - tion love for me.