Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: Leo Feist, Inc., Feist Building (1918)

Some of these resources may contain offensive language or negative stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the library or the institution.


[Verse 1, English]
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.

[Refrain, English]
There’s a rose that grows on “No Man’s Land”
And its wonderful to see,
Though it’s sprayed with tears, it will live for years,
In my garden of memory.
It’s the one red rose the soldier knows,
It’s the work of the Master’s 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.


[Verse, French]
J’ai vu bien des fleurs s’empourprer,
Au jardin de la vie,
Et souvent j’aime à m’enivrer,
De leur senteur be’nie,
J’en sais une au pur eclat,
Sans rival ici bas.

[Refrain, French]
La rose fleurit sous le Boulets,
En avant du front elle est,
De pleurs arrosée,
Pour bien des années,
Dans nos coeurs elle restera.
Le rose rouge amour de soldat,
Dans cette enceinte où rienne bouge,
L’ombre qui parâit, Portant la Crois Rouge,
C’est la Rose de Boulets.


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