SWEETEST ROSE OF ALL
Copyright, 1892, by T. B. Harms & Co.
Words and Music by Chas. T. Ellis.
In all the land of flowers the sweetest is the rose-
The fairest gift of nature that in the garden prows.
Red, white and yellow roses, climb up the trestle wall;
And yet to me my sweetest rose is the sweetest of them all!
For I love each tender blossom that in the garden grows;
Tho' ev'ry bloom is lovely, the sweetest is the rose.
Of all the diff'rent roses, from early Spring till Fall,
The girl I love so fondly is the sweetest rose of them all.
Her cheeks are like the blush-rose, her smile to me is bliss,
Her lips are ruby rosebuds, that tempt you to a kiss.
Some day we will be married, when Summer rose leaves fall,
'Tis then my little wife will be the sweetest rose of all.- Refrain.