ROSE OF THE WORLD

ROSE OF THE WORLD
ROSE OF THE WORLD
Song
Victor Herbert
Glen Mac Donough
Chas. K. Harris; Witmark & Sons
Starmer
Arranged in 1946 by William Stickles.

Duet from “The Rose of Algeria” (1908).

In all the Sultan’s gardens are roses sweet and rare,
And some are proud and royal
And some are soft and rare,
In all the Sultan’s garden[‘]s no rose is blooming now,
As fragrant or as tender as sweet and fair as thou.

My life I love thee
I’ll love thee till the day,
When from the skies, the stars shall pass away,
My life I love thee,
Rose of the World thou art,
And close thy tendrils twine about my heart.
Ah, dreary hours that pass and leave me sad and lone,
While thee I wait my dearest one, my own,
When I thy song at morning noon or night hear,
For thee I long,
Ah! would that thou wert near
That thou wert near
Thy song divine
Thy song divine
has made me thine.
has made me thine.

Algeria
ROSE OF THE WORLD