I'm far away from home out on the dashing foam
Just how far I have travelled I'll never know
Sometimes I feel so blue and I long for home and you
But I must stay and fight the foe.
So I'm sending you red roses to tell you my love is true
And I send them so you will know dear that I'm always thinking of you
Enclosed you will find my heart dear so treat it with tender care
And ev'ry time you look inside dear you'll find my love is there.
May each petal be a memory of the happiness we knew
Each thorn may tell a story of the heartache that I've been thro'
So I'm sending you red roses although we're oceans apart
And remember when they fade dear that you'll always have my heart...