Song of the Day: Red Roses For A Blue Lady by Andy Williams

Lying On Red Roses by tincek-marincek

Red Roses for a Blue Lady” is a 1948 popular song by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett(alias Roy Brodsky).

Lyrics:

Red roses for a blue lady
Mister florist take my order please
We had a silly quarrel the other day
I hope these pretty flowers chase her blues away

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

(Red roses for a blue lady)

We had a silly quarrel the other day
I hope these pretty flowers chase her blues away

Red roses for a blue, 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

Your best white orchid for her wedding gown

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 USA) 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 charts 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 magazine charts on February 4, 1949 and lasted 13 weeks on the chart, peaking at #10.

The song was revived in 1965 by vocalists Vic Dana and Wayne Newton and instrumentalist Bert Kaempfert; Dana’s version was the most successful, peaking at #10 on the pop chart and #2 on the Easy Listening chart. Kaempfert’s peaked at #11 on the same chart. Wayne Newton’s version reached #23. All were listed on Billboard’s Easy listening (later Adult Contemporary) survey. Andy Williamsreleased a version in 1965 as the B-side to his hit song “…and Roses and Roses”.

Bruno Balz has written German lyrics. The German title is “Ich sende dir Rosen”. Die Cornel Trio recorded it in Berlin on October 15, 1952. The song was released by Electrola as catalog number EG 7848.

Andy Williams

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Birth name Howard Andrew Williams
Born December 3, 1927
Wall Lake, Iowa, US
Died September 25, 2012 (aged 84)
Branson, Missouri, US
Genres Traditional pop, easy listening,country
Occupations Singer, actor, record producer
Years active 1938–2012
Labels Sony BMG/Columbia, Cadence
Website andywilliams.com

image by Valentina & Marina Remenar 

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