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A Ballad

Words by Leslie Cooke
Music by John Openshaw

The following are the published arrangements of the Song and Melody.

Duet (High and Low Voices in F)
Duet (Mezzo and Low Voices in Eb)
Trio (Tenor, Baritone and Bass)
Trio (Soprano, 1st and 2nd Contralto)
Male Quartette (Octavo)
Mixed Quartette (Ocatvo)
Cornet Solo with Orchestral Accompt. in Eb
Orchestral Accompt. for Voice in Eb, F and C
Violin or Cello Obligato All Keys

HARMS, Incorporated, 62 West 45th Street, New York
Chappell & Co., Ltd., London, England

Copyright MCMXIX by Francis, Day & Hunter
T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter, N.Y.
All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured.

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.


Take thou my gift,
My offering of roses,
Cull'd from my garden,
Sweet with twilight dew;
If just one flow'r upon your breast reposes
Life shall forever hold no rose but you.

Love sends a little gift of roses,
Breathing a pray'r unto my posies,
Torn from my heart as twilight closes,
Asking this, only this
One heart to grow a little tender,
Two eyes to glow with love's own splendour,
Two lips to give in sweet surrender
Just a kiss, just a kiss.

Take thou my gift,
And be it joy or sorrow,
Think ere my roses fade
And fall apart;
With each sweet bloom
That you may scorn tomorrow,
I send to you for joy or pain my heart.




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