The Last Rose of Summer (poem and song)

cupshaped_roses(6)November 24, 2006

The Last Rose of Summer is a poem by Irish poet Thomas Moore ... Here sung by Irish tenor John Mc Dermott: (cut and paste to hear and see the song beeing performed)

'Tis the last rose of summer,

Left blooming alone;

All her lovely companions are faded and gone;

No flow'r of her kindred,

No rosebud is nigh

To reflect back her blushes,

Or 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?

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Don't remember the tune but I know my mother used to sing that with a thick Irish brogue it was also her expression for anyone with a hangover.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2006 at 12:54AM
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