About the Operas

by  Rudolf Friml
INDIAN LOVE CALL

ROSE MARIE

So echoes of sweet love notes gently fall

Thru the forest stillness, as fond waiting Indian lovers call!

 

JIM

When the lone lagoon

Stirs in the spring, 

Welcoming home

Some swany white wing,

When the maiden moon

Riding the sky

Gathers her star-eyed

Dream children nigh:

 

ROSE MARIE

That is the time of the moon and the year

When love dreams to Indian maidens appear

And this is the song that they hear.

 

BOTH

When I’m calling you—oo—oo

Will you answer too-oo-oo

That means I offer my love to you

To be your own

If you refuse me I will be blue

And waiting all alone

But if when you hear

My love call

Ringing clear

And I hear 

Your answering

Echo so dear

Then I will know

Our love will come true

You’ll belong to me

I’ll belong to you