Historic Sheet Music Collection



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MacIntosh Collection

New York: Church, Paxson & Co., 1367-9 Broadway (1910)

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[Verse 1]
“I love you so dearly,” the little rose said,
Then smiling sweetly drooped its fair head,
Blushing so sadly in silent repose,
You are my darling, sweet beautiful rose.

Roses, roses so beautiful,
Roses so fragrant that tell me of you dear,
Roses, rosebuds just blossoming,
Speak of your heart dear so sweet and so true.

[Verse 2]
I love you so dearly, so sweetly so pure,
Living apart from thee hard to endure,
Yet oft times in visions dream or repose,
You come to me dear as my sweet precious rose.


[Verse 3]
I love you, yes, love you, and will to the end,
My love like the rose fragrance, never will end,
My heart will live on dear in silent repose,
If you my heart’s darling will be my sweet rose.



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