The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 25

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 25

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which twice weekly features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know and please feel free to Reblog.

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 Rose of England – Ivor Novello

 “Rose of England” is a patriotic song by Welsh composer Ivor Novello in 1937 for his musical Crest of the Wave. This recording is by fellow Welshman Ivor Emmanuel & the Williams Singers.

Grown in one land alone
Where proud winds have blown .
There’s not a flower born of the shower
Braver than England’s own

Though gales of winter blow
Piercing hail and snow
Shining she stays bright as in days of yore
Old England’s pride still blossoms
Fresh on England’s shore

Rose of England thou shall fade not here
Proud and bright from growing year to year
Red shall thy petals be as rich wine untold
Shared by thy warriors who served thee of old
Rose of England breathing England’s air
Flower of chivalry beyond compare
While hand and heart endure to cherish thy prime
Thou shall blossom to the end of time

Rose of England breathing England’s air
Flower of liberty beyond compare
While hand and heart endure to cherish thy prime
Thou shall blossom to the end of time

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2 responses to “The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 25

  1. Sadly, that video was blocked from playing here in Canada. 😦

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