Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1922

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The Rose of Stamboul

Operetta in 3 Acts.

American version and lyrics by Harold Atteridge

Music by Leo Fall and Sigmund Romberg

(By arrangement with M. Whitmark & Sons)

New York: The Tama Music Publishing Corp. (1922)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
I wonder does she know that here I languish,
To tell my love to her, and her alone.
My poor heart’s burning, oh! with such an anguish,
If she will kiss me, that will atone.
Will she receive me and will she believe me?
Hot it will grieve me if she will refuse!
Will I impress her and will I caress her?
Oh, tell me, oh, love of mine, my love you’ll choose!

[Chorus]
Oh, fair Rose of Stamboul, your heart I’ll own;
You will be mine, dear, and mine alone,
Just mine alone.
Love, deepest love here in my heart you’ll find,
Love of the warm Oriental kind,
Forever love ties to bind.
Most wondrous of flowers, my rose so fair,
you’ll reign in my heart, for I’ve placed you there.
Love but thee, you love me?
Speak from the lips so divine!
Happy day, come my way,
Beautiful rose of mine.

[Verse 2]
I wonder does she know that here I’m waiting!
What will she say to me, what will she do?
I feel so conscious, I’d be hesitating;

Whatever happens, I’ll see it through.
Will she receive me and will she believe me?
Where will it leave me if she would refuse!
Will I impress her and will I caress her?
Oh, I know I love her so, and hate to lose.

[Chorus]

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