Roses Are Red (My Love)

Album: Roses Are Red (1962)
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  • (Roses are red, my love, doo-doo-da-doo)

    A long, long time ago
    On graduation day
    You handed me your book
    I signed this way

    "Roses are red, my love
    Violets are blue
    Sugar is sweet, my love
    But not as sweet as you"

    We dated through high school
    And when the big day came
    I wrote into your book
    Next to my name

    "Roses are red, my love
    Violets are blue
    Sugar is sweet, my love
    But not as sweet as you" (as sweet as you)

    Then I went far away
    And you found someone new
    I read your letter, dear
    And I wrote back to you

    "Roses are red, my love
    Violets are blue
    Sugar is sweet, my love
    Good luck, may god bless you" (may god bless you)

    Is that your little girl?
    She looks a lot like you
    Someday some boy will write
    In her book, too

    "Roses are red, my love
    Violets are blue
    Sugar is sweet, my love
    But not as sweet as you" (roses are red) Writer/s: AL BYRON, PAUL EVANS
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Comments: 8

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 21st 1962, Bobby Vinton performed "Rose Are Red (My Love)" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #16 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; a little of two weeks later on July 8th it would peak at #1 for four weeks...
    {See the second post below}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 16th 1974, Bobby Vinton performed "My Melody of Love" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time it was in its first of two weeks at #3 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart, it was also its peak position on the chart...
    It was the last of his nine Top 10 records; his first was "Roses Are Red (My Love)", which peaked at #1 for four weeks...
    He just missed having a tenth Top 10 record when "Coming Home Soldier" peaked at #11 in 1967.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 3rd 1962, "Roses Are Red (My Love)" by Bobby Vinton entered Billboard's Top Hop 100 chart at position #68; and on July 8th it peaked at #1 (for 4 weeks) and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 10 of those 15 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    Was ranked at #4 on Billboard's Year-End Hot Singles chart of 1962...
    Between 1962 and 1980 he had forty-four records make the Top 100 chart; nine made the Top 10 with four reaching #1, the three others were "Blue Velvet" (for 3 weeks in 1963), "There! I've Said It Again" (for 4 weeks in 1964), and "Mr. Lonely" (for 1 week in 1964)...
    The 'You Know Who' group covered it in 1965; their version reached #43...
    In the U.K. in 1962 it was covered by Ronnie Carroll, it peaked at #3...
    Mr. Vinton, born Stanley Robert Vinton, Jr., celebrated his 79th birthday two months ago April 16th, 2014.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 19th, 1964, Bobby Vinton performed a medley of three of his #1 records; "Blue Velvet," "Roses Are Red (My Love)," and "There! I've Said It Again" on the CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'...
    He had one other #1, "Mr. Lonely", which peaked for one week later in 1964...
    At the time of his appearance on 'Sullivan' he was in his 4th and final week at #1 with the "There!" record, the very next week the Beatles started their run of 14 consecutive weeks in the top spot with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (7 weeks), "She Loves You" (2 weeks), and "Can't Buy Me Love" (5 weeks).
  • Raunchy from Tulsa, OkThis is one of my favorites from 1962. I even bought the LP. The song connected with a wide range of music fans back then, even if it was sentimental & sweet. It was smack-dab in the middle of the giant dance craze hits being so popular. There on the charts was the "Wah-Watusi," "Gravy (for my Mashed Potatoes)", and "Party Lights." Haaaa! But 1962 was like that, ya know. It was a year of a wide variety of music (surf, hot rod, dance crazes, ballads, instrumentals, and novelty hits like "Ahab The Arab!"). And Bobby hit big with this one and became a superstar in time. What an entertainer!
  • Marshall from Whittier, CaWonder who played that great rhythm guitar part? Sounds like an unamplified archback. Another great uncredited backup player?
  • Sara from New York, NyI own a restaurant where Al Byron the lyricist of "Roses Are Red" always comes in to eat. When he told me about this song I was honored to meet such a person. He is such a very nice man!! Always has a smile on his face.
  • Wayne from Fort Atkinson, WiWas also covered by country artist Jim Reeves.
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