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Yankee Rose

by

David Lee Roth



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This song is a tribute to the Statue Of Liberty in New York. It was released around the time the statue was being renovated, so interest was high in the statue.
This was Roth's third Top-40 hit. His first 2 were covers of "California Girls" and "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody." (thanks, Jes - Mason City, IA, for above 2)
Roth wrote this with Steve Vai, who played guitar on the song.
There is also a song from the 1920s called "Yankee Rose" that was written by Sidney Holden and Abe Frankl.
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Comments (9):

awesome mtv video. When videos were at there peak. the video is shot on stage with roth getting crazy. It's the begining that is classic roth. As he walks into a liquor store after some funny scenes, he says to the clerk, " give me a bottle of anything and a glazed donut to go." classic 80's video.
- horace, las vegas, NV
I could tell you, Don from St Antonio, but the illuminati would track me down and kill me.
- Liquid Len, Ottawa, Canada
Did anyone see Roth on the "Tonight Show"?
I liked his early VH, but he's a few pucks short of a shutout.
- rob, vancouver, Canada
Show me your bright lights!
And your city lights!
I'm talkin' 'bout a Yankee Rooose!

Classic rock is the greatest form of music. Agreed? Agreed.
- Lucas, Melbourne, Australia
David Lee Roth is awesome. I like his stuff he did after Van Halen much better than what Van Halen did as Van Hagar. Roth is probably the best frontman i nmy opinion. This is an awesome song too. The wah is cool soundng too!
- Rikki, Ashtabula, OH
DAVID LEE ROTH IS TE DEVIL!!
- adrian, oxnard, CA
The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey concludes with the words "Yankee Rose". I came here looking for an explanation, but there is no mention. Anyone else wanna shed light on this?
- Don, San Antonio, TX
The video for this song featured Steve Vai performing his amazing "throw my guitar for a loop back over my shoulder" maneuver, without missing a note.
- Rob, Santa Monica, CA
Guitarist Steve Via (ex Frank Zappa) played lead guitar on the "eat 'em and Smile" Album
- john, Cheshire, England
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