I OVERLOOKED AN ORCHID (WHILE SEARCHING FOR A ROSE) (Carl Story / Shirly Lynn / Carl Smith) Carl Smith - 1950 Webb Pierce - 1952 Tommy Collins - 1961 Connie Smith - 1967 Mickey Gilley - 1974 Also recorded by: Johnnie & Jack; James King. The orchid is a flower That blooms so tenderly To thrill the fairest lady of the land If placed beside a blushin' rose The rose could not compare But how was such as I to understand I overlooked an orchid While searching for a rose The orchid that I overlooked was you The rose that I was searching for Has proved to be untrue The orchid now I find, my dear, was you The rose has lost it's colour But the orchid is the same And I'm alone to face these lonely years I didn't see the orchid I was looking for a rose And now I pay the price with bitter tears I overlooked an orchid While searching for a rose The orchid that I overlooked was you The rose that I was searching for Has proved to be untrue The orchid now I find, my dear, was you