Heptune presents:

Only a Rose

    (Rudolf Friml and Brian Hooker)

Transcribed from vocals by Jeanette McDonald, recorded 1930, (from The Vagabond King)
From The Broadway Musical, vol 1: 1918 - 1929, Chansons Actualites; CIN025.

Red rose out of the East,
Tell the love I love least
Who knows!
Red rose out of the West,
Tell the love I love best
Love is a rose.

Only a rose I give you,
Only a song dying away,
Only a smile to keep in memory,
Until we meet another day!

Only a rose to whisper,
Blushing as roses do,
I bring along a smile or a song for anyone,
Only a rose for you!

Only a rose to whisper,
Blushing as roses do,
I bring along a smile or a song for anyone,
Only a rose for you!


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Published 7/22/01.

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