These roses, dear,
I’m sending you,
No fairer roses ever grow.
For deep in each heart there is concealed
This message of love to you revealed.
Roses can bring us happiness,
Roses can bring us tears,
Roses can bring back memories
Memories of by-gone years,
Roses can bring forgiveness
For their charms are rare ‘tis true,
But could these roses speak, they’d tell you that they seek,
Just to say, dear, that I love you.
Like music, dear, flow’rs play their part.
They bring us joy and break our heart
Most beautiful flow’rs that ever grew
This message they bring, sweetheart, to you.
Neiberg, Jack and Neiberg, Aaron, "Rose: Just To Say That I Love You" (1920). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1224.
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