ONE FLOWER GROWS ALONE IN YOUR GARDEN
From the operetta "The Desert Song"
(Sigmund Romberg / Otto Harbach / Oscar Hammerstein II) (1925)
Mario Lanza and Donald Arthur (Bass)
Also recorded by :
Richard Crooks; Kathryn Grayson; Felix Knight.
Let love come as some rare treasure
Lightly granted by Allah;
Let love go and do not measure
Hours enchanted, that can't return.
One woman you have once caressed
Soon strikes you very like the rest,
Her kiss is neither worst or best;
That is love's way!
So, love will come as some rare treasure
Lightly granted by Allah.
Love will go, so take it while you may,
So take it while you may!
One flow'r grows alone in your garden,
Its fragrant sweetness will soon pass away.
One flow'r grows alone in your garden;
Soft petals blooming must wither some day.
Love's bowers should be overflowing
With sweet passionflowers of varied perfume;
So gather your precious collection
A harem of blossoms love's fire to consume,
love's fire to consume.
(Contributed by Ferda Dolunay - July 2005)