Why do the roses (Robert Lucas Pearsall)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-12-20). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 76 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Why do the roses
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall
Original text and translations
Why do the roses whisper to the wind?
and toss their heads so high?
O gentle zephyr, tell me what they said
as you passed by.
Say, do they look with envy at the bloom
On Flora's cheek that glows?
O well they know it mantles there,
Surpassing any rose.