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VP_007623 Verse 1It was in a garden fair, Mid the roses rich and rare; An American Beauty, hung her head in despair; Then a soldier boy drew nigh, He had come to say good-bye; And he lovingly told her, As he gazed in her eyes: Chorus 1American Beauty, Red rose of my heart; American Beauty, oh! why should we part? I'd love to hold you and gently fold you, Right against my breast; But the Fleur-de-lyes, Far across the sea, I hear her calling me. American Beauty, The way may be long; American Beauty, But my love is strong; And I will fight my way, To mother and you some day, My American Beauty, Come kiss me good-bye. Verse 2To that garden ev'ry night, Comes a maiden all in white; Just to dream of her hero, In the moon's tender light; She is dreaming of the day, When he took her heart away; As the stars kiss the roses, Ev'ry breeze seems to say:
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1 score (4 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
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Bryan, Alfred; Jerome, M. K; Leslie; and Barbelle, "American Beauty" (1918). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 2016.