´tis the last rose of summer

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´tis the last rose of summer

‘Tis the last rose of summer, left blooming alone
All her lovely companions are faded and gone
No flower of her kindred, no rose bud is nigh
To reflect back her blushes and give sigh for sigh

I’ll not leave thee, thou lone one to pine on the stem
Since the lovely are sleeping, go sleep thou with them
Thus kindly I scatter thy leaves o’er the bed
Where thy mates of the garden lie scentless and dead

So soon may I follow, when friendships decay
And from love’s shining circle the gems drop away
When true hearts lie wither’d and fond ones are flown
Oh! Who would inhabit this bleak world alone!

Text: Thomas Moore (1805)
Musik: Groves of Blarney

Aus „The Song Book Words and Tunes from the best Poets and Musicians and arranged by John Hullah Professor of Vocal Music in King’s College London and Cambridge Macmillian and C „, 1866 Das. Nr 224
Volkstümliche Lieder der Deutschen (1895)

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