Who Sang The Last Rose of Summer? Nina Simone

Nina Simone Broadway Blues Ballads cover art

Some other versions of "The Last Rose of Summer"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Padraig Duggan, Ciaran Marion Brennan, Moya Brennan, Noel Duggan, Thomas Moore
release date: 1964-11
genres: Jazz Blues
styles: Soul-Jazz/Piano Blues
length: 3:07
arranger: Hal Mooney
vocal: Nina Simone
piano: Nina Simone
conductor: Hal Mooney
orchestra: Hal Mooney & His Orchestra
'tis the last rose of summer, left blooming all alone
All her lovely companions are faded and gone.
No flower of her kindred, no rose bud is nigh
To reflect back her blushes and give sigh for sigh.

I'll not leave thee, thou lone one! to pine on the stem
Since the lovely are sleeping, go sleep thou with them
'thus kindly I scatter thy leaves o'er the bed
Where thy mates of the garden lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow, when friendships decay
And from love's shining circle the gems drop away
When true hearts lie wither'd and fond ones are flown
Oh! who would inhabit this bleak world alone!



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
  • 2 Night Song (from the musical “Golden Boy”)
  • 3 The Laziest Gal in Town
  • 4 Something Wonderful (from “The King and I”)
  • 5 Don’t Take All Night
  • 6 Nobody
  • 7 I Am Blessed
  • 8 Of This I’m Sure
  • 9 See-Line Woman
  • 10 Our Love (Will See Us Through)
  • 11 How Can I
  • 12 The Last Rose of Summer

  • Album Information
    label: Philips
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin