Give me the Roses

Hi Patrick,

I’m a radio DJ and during my downtime at the studio I like to noodle with the banjo.

I loved your lesson on ¾ time and getting a simple melody. Here’s my try at Give me the Roses While I Live in ¾.

Keep your videos coming!



Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
~William Ernest Henley

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