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The Last Rose of Summer (poem and song)

Posted by cupshaped_roses 5a (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 24, 06 at 8:32

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)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3OgluQKJFQ

'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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RE: The Last Rose of Summer (poem and song)

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.


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