Lyrics: First verse I lost the dearest pal, I lost the sweetest gal, All in one day, All in one day; We plann'd our honeymoon, When the first rose was in bloom, That was the day, That was the day, The summer days have fled, and the roses all are dead, The sun has ceased to shine, All in one day; Chorus When the last rose of summer was in bloom, And the air fill'd with fragrance and perfume, It was in the early spring, when the birds begin to sing, The soft breeze seemed to sigh, honeymoon for you and I, my darling Ding, Dong, the churchbells ringing, You were bride and I the happy groom, But we parted sad to say, Just before our wedding day, When the last rose of summer was in bloom. Second verse Each night you come to me, Your vision fair I see, All in my dreams, All in my dreams; With your sweet angel charms, I hold you in my arms, Those are my dreams, Those are my dreams, When I awake each morn', I'm sad and all forlorn, I find myself alone, with only dreams;
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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://220.127.116.11/cdm4/intro_harris.php