Sheet Music, 1910-1919


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MUM00682, 0554


Cover: a drawing of a red rose with a womans face in the middle of it.; Publisher: Kendis Brockman Music Pub. Corp. (New York)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States

Relational Format

music score

Original Format


Original Collection

Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries


First verse
I lost the dearest pal, I lost the sweetest gal, All in one day, All in one day; We plann'd our honeymoon, When the first rose was in bloom, That was the day, That was the day, The summer days have fled, and the roses all are dead, The sun has ceased to shine, All in one day;
When the last rose of summer was in bloom, And the air fill'd with fragrance and perfume, It was in the early spring, when the birds begin to sing, The soft breeze seemed to sigh, honeymoon for you and I, my darling Ding, Dong, the churchbells ringing, You were bride and I the happy groom, But we parted sad to say, Just before our wedding day, When the last rose of summer was in bloom.
Second verse
Each night you come to me, Your vision fair I see, All in my dreams, All in my dreams; With your sweet angel charms, I hold you in my arms, Those are my dreams, Those are my dreams, When I awake each morn', I'm sad and all forlorn, I find myself alone, with only dreams;

Content Disclaimer

The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries.

When the Last Rose of Summer Was In Bloom / words by Kendis and Brockman



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