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The Moonlight, the Rose and You
words by Chas. E. Baer
music by Johann C. Schmid.
New York : Jerome H. Remick

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[Verse 1]
The rose is asleep, she nods her head
'Neath s bridal veil of dew,
And dreaming she blushes rosey 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 belong,
You have my heart, I have your song;
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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