This Little Rose

"This Little Rose" is a song by William Roy which sets the text of Emily Dickinson. The text has also been set by John Duke.

Date: 1947Composer: William RoyText: Emily Dickinson

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Nobody knows this little rose
by Emily Dickinson

Nobody knows this little rose,
It might a pilgrim be.
Did I not take it from the ways
And lift it up to thee.

Only a bee will miss it,
Only a butterfly,
Hastening from far journey
On its breast to lie.

Only a bird will wonder,
Only a breeze will sigh,
Ah, little rose, how easy
For such as thee to die!

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This Little Rose

Composer(s): William Roy

Voice Type: High

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