ONLY A LITTLE ROSE.
Copyright, 1894, by Chas. F. Escher, Jr.
By Charles Davis Brown.
This flower you gave to me that happy day,
Do you remember, love, what you did say?
Words that I hope were true, ne'er tell me nay;
None could I love but you-that you did say:
Only a little rose, love, only a little flower,
Fading away and gently dying hour by hour;
Close to your heart then wear it, placed there by me-
Keep it until it fades away.
You gave the rose to me, white as a dove,
Your eyes looked into mine, pledging your love.
Here are the faded leaves, I have them still.
They never part from me, And never will.- Chorus.