"Rose Rose I Love You" as written by Henry Thomas Wilfred, Christian Langdon and . Traditional....
Rose, Rose I love you with an aching heart
What is your future?, now we have to part
Standing on the jetty as the steamer moves away
Flower of Malaya, I cannot stay

Make way, oh, make way for my Eastern Rose
Men crowd in dozens everywhere she goes
In her rickshaw on the street or in a cabaret
"Please make way for Rose" you can hear them say

All my life I shall remember
Oriental music and you in my arms
Perfumed flowers in your tresses
Lotus-scented breezes and swaying palms

Rose, Rose I love you with your almond eyes
Fragrant and slender 'neath tropical skies
I must cross the seas again and never see you more
Way back to my home on a distant shore

(All my life I shall remember)
(Oriental music and you in my arms)
(Perfumed flowers in your tresses)
(Lotus-scented breezes and swaying palms)

Rose, Rose I leave you, my ship is in the bay
Kiss me farewell now, there's nothing to say
East is East and West is West, our worlds are far apart
I must leave you now but I leave my heart

Rose, Rose I love you with an aching heart
What is your future?, now we have to part
Standing on the jetty as the steamer moves away
Flower of Malaya, I cannot stay

(Rose, Rose I love you, I cannot stay)


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"Rose Rose I Love You" as written by Christian Langdon . Traditional

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    General CommentWhen music lyrics were poems of love set to music.In the 50s when British national servicemen serving in Malaya finally left by sea to come home and demob, most were
    in love with the beautiful, gentle and attentive Asian girls . This song was played over and over.I was there, I saw it ,heard it and felt it.
    Oldromanticon May 03, 2014   Link

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