The New Student's Reference Work/Last Rose of Summer, 'Tis the
Last Rose of Summer, 'Tis the. Words by Thomas Moore. Tune The Groves of Blarney, which is a variation of The Young Man's Dream, by R. A. Millikin of Cork. This beautiful song appears in the collection of Irish songs arranged for voice, piano, violin and 'cello by Beethoven. It also is the subject of Mendelssohn's Phantasie in E, op. 15, and is a leading feature in Flotow's opera of Martha.