The Last Rose of Summer (Moore)

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The Last Rose of Summer
Thomas Moore

Moore wrote this poem in 1805, while staying at Jenkinstown Park in County Kilkenny, Ireland, where he was said to have been inspired by a specimen of Rosa 'Old Blush'. The poem is set to a traditional tune called "Aislean an Oigfear", or "The Young Man's Dream", which was transcribed by Edward Bunting in 1792, based on a performance at the Belfast Harp Festival. The poem and the tune together were published in December 1813 in volume 5 of Thomas Moore's A Selection of Irish Melodies. The original piano accompaniment was written by John Andrew Stevenson; several other arrangements followed in the 19th and 20th centuries. Excerpted from The Last Rose of Summer on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Versions of The Last Rose of Summer include:
Rosa 'Old Blush', the alleged inspiration of the poem.