The roses are blushing (John Liptrot Hatton)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-09-10). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 118 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Original text and translations
1 The roses, the roses
Are blushing bright and gay,
The lily-bells are bending low,
Beneath the Sun-god's ray;
The pansies spread their velvet leaves
Beneath the smiling skies,
And dewdrops lie like tears within
The violet's meek blue eyes!
But there's a flower I fain would see
In every garden plot.
The flower that tells of absent friends,
The blue "Forget me not.”
2 The roses, the roses,
How bright their soft leaves shine,
While star-eyed daisies peep beneath
The dainty eglantine!
The blackbird whistles on the bough,
With notes of joyous mirth;
And countless flowerets sweetly bloom,
To deck the joyous earth.
But there's a flower…