Damask Roses

by Roger Quilter From Seven Elizabethan Lyrics (1908) Op. 12

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Damask Roses
English source: Anon.

Lady, when I behold the roses sprouting,
Which, clad in damask mantles, deck the arbours,
And then behold your lips, where sweet love harbours,
My eyes present me with a double doubting:
For viewing both alike, hardly my mind supposes
Whether the roses be your lips, or your lips the roses.


Roger Quilter

Roger Cuthbert Quilter was an English composer, known particularly for his songs.


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