Sweetheart with the smiling eyes,
Sweetheart with the cheek so fair,
One thing and only one thing this wide world can compare.
Sweetheart with you,
Come closer do,
See what I have sought for,
See what I have brought for,
See what I have brought for you.
For you a rose,
A rose of beauty rare,
A red, red, rose, for you to wear,
and as I kiss each crimson petal so,
I bed it go, my love for you to show,
And tho' some day, you may toss it away.
And tho' some day, with another you stray;
Whene'er you go, where red red roses gorw,
Edwards, Gus and Cobb, Will D., "For You a Rose" (1917). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 405.
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