Red leaves, faded and dead leaves,
‘Round me winter had found me
Sad and lone,
Life seemed one long December,
Skies were grey,
Dearest, then I remember,
One sweet day.
Sad hours all will be glad hours,
Come what may,
New skies wonderfil blue skies,
Light my way,
Winter shadows returning,
Hold no fears
With Love’s light everburning,
Through the years.
June brought the roses so fragrant with dew,
June brought the sunbeams, and when they peeoped through,
Songbirds were singing
Bidding the world love anew;
There in Love’s garden my dreams all came true,
I found a red rose, the fairest that grew,
After the grey days,
After the May days. June brought the roses and you.
Stanley, Ralph and Openshaw, John, "June brought roses" (1924). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1788.
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