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The Rose of No Man’s Land

Words by Jack Caddigan

Music by James A. Brennan

Boston: Jack Mendelsohn Music Co. (1918)

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[Verse 1]
I’ve seen some beautiful flowers,
Grow in life’s garden fair,
I’ve spent some wonderful hours
Lost in their fragrance rare,
But I have found another Wondrous beyond compare.

There’s a Rose that grows on “No man’s land,”
And it’s wonderful to see
Tho’ its spray’d with tears,
It will live for years,
In my garden of memory.
It’s the one red rose the solider knows
It’s the work of the Master hand
‘Mid the war’s great curse,
Stands the Red cross nurse
She’s the Rose of No man’s land.

[Verse 2]
Out of the heavenly splendor,
Down to the trail of woe,
God in his mercy has sent her
Cheering the world below
We call her Rose of heaven
We’ve learned to love her so.



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