MARTA (L. Wolfe Gilbert / Moisés Simóns) David Whitfield – 1953 Also recorded by: Los Amigos; The Bachelors; Don Barreto Et Son Orchestre Cubain; Al Bowlly; Israel Lopez Cachao; Placido Domingo; Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards; Percy Faith; Gran Orquesta; Los Guayaki; Dick Haymes; Josef Locke; Nicaragua Boys; Armando Oréfiche; Orquesta de Camara de Madrid; Pérez Prado; Edmundo Ros; Isaac Salinas; Fernanda Torres; Arthur Tracy. Marta, Rambling rose of the wildwood Marta, with your fragrance divine Rosebud, of the days of my childhood Watched you bloom in the wild wood and I hoped you'd be mine. Marta, though your eyes beam at twilight sparkling like each dewdrop at dawn Marta, when I look for your love light I awake with a sigh and I find you are gone Marta, Rambling rose of the wildwood Marta, with your fragrance divine Rosebud of the days of my childhood Watched you bloom in the wildwood and I hoped you'd be mine Marta, now your eyes beam at twilight sparkling like each dewdrop at dawn Marta, when I look for your love light I awake with a sigh, and I find you are gone. ****** MARTA as rec by Arthur Tracy 1931 Marta, rambling rose of the wild wood, Marta, with your fragrance divine. Marta, when I look for your love light, I awake with a sigh, And I find you are gone. All in vain I've been dreaming Of a love light that's beaming. In my dreams I caress you, In my arms fondly press you. Now my hoping is ended, It was never intended. You're just coquetting, I'd be forgetting, But you are not letting me dear. Marta, rambling rose of the wild wood, Marta, with your fragrance divine. Rosebud of the days of my childhood, Watched you bloom in the wild wood, And I hope you'd be mine. Marta, now your eyes beam at twilight, Sparkling, like each dewdrop at dawn. Marta, when I look for your love light, I awake with a sigh, And I find you are gone! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - May 2012)