Mark Davenport | You Are a Rose - Single

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You Are a Rose - Single

by Mark Davenport

New single release from Davenport's album "Joyful Sighs & Soulful Hymns" combines Americana with Renaissance.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. You Are a Rose
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Album Notes
This is the fourth single release from Mark Davenport's album "Joyful Sighs & Soulful Hymns." In addition to Mark's vocal and piano work, the single features guitarist David Snider, Pedal Steeler Daniel Jones, and drummer Christian Teele. Following the concept of the other songs on Davenport's CD "You Are A Rose" is based on a 16th-century work by William Byrd and draws on lyrics from a poem by Robert Herrick ("A Meditation for his Mistress").

Recording Info:

Vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar and pedal steel guitar recorded at Landmark Sound in Louisville, CO by Mark Davenport.
Electric bass recorded at Snider Sound Studio, Paonia, CO by David Snider.
Drums/ percussion recorded at Far and Away Studios, Boulder, CO by Geoff Gray.

Produced and mixed by Mark Davenport/Landmark Sound, Louisville, CO.

Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering in Boulder, CO.

Cover Image: Portrait photo of Mark Davenport by MaryLynn Gillaspie; "Roses in Montepulciano" by Mackenzie Thompson.

You Are A Rose
©2013 Words & Music By Mark Davenport (ASCAP)
Lyrics on a poem by Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
Music on a madrigal by William Byrd (ca. 1540-1623)

You are in bloom
Seen today
Of such sweet scent
But oh, with so short a stay
That where you grew
Scarce one can say

So beautiful
A July flower
Yet one rude wind
Or a terse, ruffling summer shower
Will force you hence
To hide and cower

You are a rose
In fair set vine
Your tendrils can
Love entwine

The poet’s tongue
So well can speak
Though to compare
Such words and clever rhymes are meek
And ne’er replace
The balm I seek

Your petals soft
And need tender care
For pressed too close
You wilt and blush, and easily tear
And end too soon
Our brief affair

Go, happy rose
And interwove
With other flowers
Bind our love

You are a Queen
All flowers among
But die you must, fair rose
As he, along… the maker of this song

You are a rose
A sweet summer flower
Oh, happy rose



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