The One Rose
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


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So blue, lonesome too, but still true
Rosie haunts me, makes me think of you

You're the one rose that's left in my heart
Dear i love you, adore you, I do
Each night through loveland we wander
Telling love's story anew
Then from the blue sky a
Black cloud came rolling
Breaking my heart in two
But we ought not to part
I have said from the start
You're the one rose that's left in my heart

But we ought not to part




I have said from the start
You're the one rose that's left in my heart

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Jimmie Rodgers's song "The One Rose" convey a sense of deep longing and heartache. The singer is feeling blue and lonely, haunted by thoughts of someone named Rosie who reminds him of a past love. Despite his sorrow, the singer acknowledges that there is still one person who holds a special place in his heart, and that is the person he is addressing in the song.


The lyrics suggest that this person is the only one who remains significant to the singer after enduring a heartbreak represented by a black cloud rolling in from the blue sky. Despite this tragedy, the singer believes that they should not part ways because he has always maintained that this person is the one rose left in his heart. This phrase symbolizes the individual's importance and the deep love and adoration the singer feels for them.


The song captures the bittersweet nature of love and the pain of loss, as well as the hope for reconciliation and the desire to hold on to the one person who means the most. Through these lyrics, Jimmie Rodgers beautifully conveys the complex emotions involved in relationships and the enduring power of love.


Line by Line Meaning

So blue, lonesome too, but still true
Feeling deeply sad and lonely, yet remaining faithful


Rosie haunts me, makes me think of you
The presence of Rosie reminds me of you and fills my thoughts


You're the one rose that's left in my heart
Out of all the affection and love I have had, you are the only one that remains and holds a special place in my heart


Dear I love you, adore you, I do
My dearest, I truly love and cherish you with all my heart


Each night through loveland we wander
Every evening, we explore the world of love together


Telling love's story anew
Sharing and reliving our love story with each other


Then from the blue sky a black cloud came rolling
Unexpectedly, a dark and heavy burden or sorrow descended upon us


Breaking my heart in two
Causing my heart to shatter into pieces


But we ought not to part
Despite the challenges we face, we should not separate or break up


I have said from the start
Right from the beginning, I have expressed this belief


You're the one rose that's left in my heart
Out of all the love I have experienced, you are the only one that remains and holds a special place in my heart




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Written by: DEL LYON, LANI MCINTIRE

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Comments from YouTube:

kjun03

One of my favorites as well! I’ve cherished this since childhood! Many many years ago!
Thanks!!!

Geoff Strum

Love it. Leon Redbone’s version is also a great tribute

kjun03

One of my favourites by Jimmie!!!
Thanks!!!

Dingoart

I first learned of this song from Leon Redbone and I appreciate every version I have found.

Savoy209

Jerry Lee did a phenomenal cover of this

balladeer45

Michael Nesmith had the best version. He had Red Rhodes on steel guitar

Brushstroke

Thank you Guru Jimmie!

Eric Dee

Mike Nesmith "(Former Monkees) did a fantastic cover of this song!

William schlenger

Nice car.wasn't this song written for the composers wife who passed away?

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