Weatherly, Fred (Lyrics) ; Wood, Haydn (Music), Sheet music, 1916

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Description: 
Title: "Roses of Picardy" Time Signature: C Key: g-, Bb Notations: Brightly (Almost two beats in a bar), Chorus: slowly

Tabs

Case Study: 
“Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War
Creator: 
Weatherly, Fred (Lyrics) ; Wood, Haydn (Music)
Source: 
sheet music
Date: 
1916
Place: London (also New York and Toronto)
Publisher: 
Chappell & Co Ltd.
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
WWI, 73
Language: 
eng
Type: 
Image, Audio
Format: 
jpg mp3
Transcript: 

Verse 1: She is watching by the poplars, Colinette with the sea blue eyes, She is watching and longing and waiting Where the long white road way lies. And a song stirs in the silence, As the wind in the boughs above, She listens and starts and trembles, ‘Tis the first little song of love:
Chorus: “Roses are shining in Picardy, in the hush of the silver dew, Roses are flow’ring in Picardy, but there’s never a rose like you! And the roses will die with the summertime and our roads may be far apart, But there’s one rose that dies not in Picardy! ‘tis the rose that I keep in my heart!”
Verse 2: And the years fly on forever, Till the shadows veil their skies, But he loves to hold her little hands, And look in her sea blue eyes. And she sees the road by the poplars, where they met in the by gone years, For the first little song of the roses Is the last little song she hears: