Roses Of Yesterday

rosesofyesterday

PROFILE
Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Year Written 1928
About Roses of Yesterday
“Roses of Yesterday” was originally titled “Roses,” and did not appear to be written for a production. It was recorded in 1928 by Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians (Victor 21676).

Lyrics

Roses of yesterday
Faded and thrown away
Love is a pale bouquet
Of yesterday’s roses

Roses were once in bloom
Here in my lonely room
Now there’s a faint perfume
Of yesterday’s roses

Roses of crimson red
Faded when love was dead
Quickly the summer fled
And winter discloses

That it was not to be
And all that’s left for me
Is a sweet memory
Of yesterday’s roses

Session / Album Information

1952

“Roses of Yesterday” was recorded on April 30, 1952 and released as single that year. It was arranged by Percy Faith.

This recording released on:

  • 1952: Columbia 78: 39815
  • 1952: Columbia 45: 4-39815
  • 1994: Columbia House Music Collection CD: 2C2 8386 — The Great American Composers: Irving Berlin, Vol. 2
  • 2004: Sepia Records CD: SEPIA 1028 — The Young Tony Bennett
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2011: Disc #4 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK4) The Columbia Singles, Volume 2

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