The Last Rose Of Summer
For Lovers - Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, 3 minutes
- The Last Rose Of Summer
'tis the last rose of summer, left blooming all alone
All her lovely companions are faded and gone.
No flower of her kindred, no rose bud is nigh
To reflect back her blushes and 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!
Written by SIMONE, NINA
Published by Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., CARLIN AMERICA INC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing
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