Though a sunlit garden with its roses fair
Once I sought the flower I would have you wear,
But no single blossom
Could my love impart,
So to, tell the story,
That is in my heart.
A garland of old fashioned roses
Sweetheart I bring to you Roses
I gathered in Loveland
Dreaming sweet dreams of you
Each rose dear a message is breathing
Tender and fond and true;
This garland of old fashioned roses,
Sweetheart I bring to you.
‘Twas among the Roses Dear,
I first met you
So I bring these flowers
Sweetheart your love to woo
Let this fragrant garland crown our love today,
Sweet is love’s own story,
That the blossoms say.
Musgrove, Chas. H. and Keithley, E. Clinton, "Garland of Old Fashioned Roses" (1911). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1369.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.