The Jungle Flower

"The Jungle Flower" is the second song of Henry Burleigh's song cycle Five Songs of Laurence Hope.

Date: 1915Composer: Henry BurleighText: Laurence HopeSong Collection: Five Songs of Laurence Hope

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The Jungle Flower
by Laurence Hope

Thou art one of the jungle flowers, strange and fierce and fair,
Palest amber, perfect lines, and scented with champa flower.
Lie back and frame thy face in the gloom of thy loosened hair;
Sweet thou art and loved — ay, loved — for an hour.

But thought flies far, ah, far, to another breast,
Whose whiteness breaks to the rose of a twin pink flower,
Where wind the azure veins that my lips caressed
When Fate was gentle to me for a too-brief hour.

Sheet Music

"Five Songs of Laurence Hope"

Composer(s): H. T. Burleigh

Song(s): 1. Worth While
2. The Jungle Flower
3. Kashmiri Song
4. Among the Fuchsias
5. Till I Wake 

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Five Songs of Laurence Hope

Composer(s): H. T. Burleigh

Song(s): 1. Worth While
2. The Jungle Flower
3. Kashmiri Song
4. Among the Fuchsias
5. Till I Wake 

Voice Type: High

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