Red Roses for a Blue Lady

Guy Lombardo, Don Rodney

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"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" is a 1948 popular song by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett (alias Roy Brodsky). It has been recorded by a number of performers. Actor-Singer John Laurenz (1909–1958) was the first to record the song for Mercury Records. It was only a minor hit but rose to #2 on the he weekly “Your Hit Parade” radio survey in the spring of 1949. The original 78rpm single was issued on Mercury 5201 - Red Roses For A Blue Lady (Roy Brodsky-Sid Tepper) by John Laurenz. The best-selling recording was made by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra Vocalists: Vaughn Monroe and The Moon Men on December 15, 1948. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3319 (in United States) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalogue numbers BD 1247, HN 3014, HQ 3071, IM 13425 and GY 478. It first reached the Billboard magazine chart on January 14, 1949 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #4. Another recording was made by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians on December 22, 1948. It was released by Decca Records as catalog number 24549. The record first reached the Billboard chart on February 4, 1949 and lasted 13 weeks on the chart, peaking at #10. The song was revived during the winter of 1965 by vocalists Vic Dana and Wayne Newton and instrumentalist Bert Kaempfert, all three versions charting simultaneously. Dana's rendition was the most successful, peaking at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Kaempfert's recording peaked at #11 on the same chart, while Newton's reached #23. All three versions were also listed on Billboard′s Easy Listening survey, reaching #2, #3, and #4 respectively. 


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I want some red roses for a blue lady
Mister florist, take my order please
We had a silly quarrel the other day
Hope these pretty flowers chase her blues away
Wrap up some red roses for a blue lady
Send them to the sweetest gal in town
And if they do the trick, I'll hurry back to pick
Your best white orchid for her wedding gown

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Guy Lombardo

Gaetano Alberto "Guy" Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – November 5, 1977) was a Canadian-American bandleader and violinist. more »

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