Just Like The Rose

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search
Just Like The Rose  (1909) 
by Irving Berlin
Verse 1

In a garden fair
A lily rare
Was loved by a blushing rose,
They knew no woe,
He loved her so,
With love that a flower knows.
Until one day,
From o'er the way,
A hand plucked the lily fair;
The rise sighed and signed,
'Til one day it died;
Nobody seemed to care.

Chorus

Just like the rose, dear, I loved you,
Just like the lily they stole you away,
Just like the rose I adored you,
Worshiped you7 night and day.
Tonight all alone I am signing,
Signing for sweet repose;
Just like the rose, my love's dying,
Dying just like the rose.

Verse 2

In a garden fair
I wandered there.
Sweet memories of the past
Came back to me
So tenderly,
Would if they could only last.
The rose that signed
And long since died
Seemed fresh from the morning dew,
Then close to my breast,
The sweet flow'r I pressed,
And cried alas for you.

Chorus

Just like the rose, dear, I loved you,
Just like the lily they stole you away,
Just like the rose I adored you,
Worshiped you7 night and day.
Tonight all alone I am signing,
Signing for sweet repose;
Just like the rose, my love's dying,
Dying just like the rose.



This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923. It may be copyrighted outside the U.S. (see Help:Public domain).