Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: Jerome H. Remick & Co., (1910)

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[Verse 1]
The rose is asleep, she nods her head
‘Neath a bridal veil of dew,
And dreaming she blushes rosy red,
Caress’d by the moonlight so true;
Would you I’d pluck the rose? Ah! No,
Sad would the moon grow too;
I’ve learned, dear, to love them long ago,
The moonlight, the rose and you.

Moonlight, roses,
Come love, the world reposes,
Why should we care tho’ years be long?
You have my heart, I have your sing;
Moonlight, roses,
Mem’ries the fond heart encloses,
Dear dreams, near dreams,
The moonlight the rose and you.

[Verse 2]
A melody sweet the night wind sings,
A melody ever new,
The song that the silv’ry moonlight brings,
The rose that is kiss’d by the dew.
So would I sing to you for aye,
Sing while the heart beats true,
Just loving forever and a day,
The moonlight, the rose and you.



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