Lyrics: First verse Let us sail in a dream, down a bright golden stream, To a beautiful rose covered Isle. And with hearts both in tune, by a crystal lagoon We will dwell ‘neath the rose for a while. Refrain Love and roses, dreams and you Bring me thoughts of an Island of Roses in the sparkling dew There the red rose, twining, falls from above. It is your land and my land, A beautiful Island of roses, of roses and love, On the Island of Roses and love. Second verse In the rose tinted strand, of this wonderful land, We will list to the song of the dove; And ‘mid roses in bloom, with their dainty perfume, We will dream by the roses and love. (Refrain)
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://126.96.36.199/cdm4/intro_harris.php