The Rose You Wore for Me

Jennifer Culley Curtin
Danny Carnahan - Post Trad. Music


Danny Carnahan proves that you can write a song now that sounds like it's been around for a hundred years.  If you aren't familiar with his recordings please check him out - he has a great voice and writes brilliant songs!


The Rose You Wore For Me

When I open my eyes I can see you still

With the sunlight so gay glinting on the quay

All buttons and bows and the bloom of the rose you wore for me

Oh, I swore I’d return as a prince one day

With a ship full of gold for the world to see

Oh, I promised to then though I couldn’t say when that day would be

Now long are the days since we lay in the fields so green

And long are the nights to consider what might have been

And the song of the geese in the wind will call your name

Oh, the mountains just laugh when I turn for home

Never mountains so high or a man so small

Is it hours to the shore or ten thousand miles more beyond recall

Such a fool to believe all the tales they told

Twice a fool just to kiss you and sail away

For they lied when they told of the rivers of gold in America


If a word or a wish could transport me now

I would fly to your arms like a moth to flame

But I’m chained and I’m bound to this cold, foreign ground with none to blame

Does my love warm your heart through the cold, cold night

Does it twine round your heart as the roses grown

Or has love burned away’ leaving ashes as gray and cold as stone

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