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Roses Are Red (my Love) Lyrics

Artist: Bobby Vinton


Roses are red, my love ... doo doo da doooo ...

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."

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.
But luck 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."
Comments/Interpretations
by Joy Helen Sebbens on 4/30/2009 1:04am
This song reminds me of my very first date and it will always be one of my very favourite songs, even to this very day Wednesday 30th April, 2009. It certainly will remain the most romantic song that I have ever heard. (Mrs.) Joy Helen Sebbens
by Genie T Singer on 6/8/2010 4:09pm
This song was written by Paul Evans in 1962.
Later recorded by Bobby Vinton and by Jim Reeves.
by Joy Helen Sebbens on 9/6/2010 10:01pm
I have played this lovely song by Bobby Vinton in the past on program on Tank Radio and it is a very lovely song. Now I am on Tank Radio of a Saturday morning between 6am and 8am, I will try and find my Bobby Vinton cd and try to remember to takeit in with me one Saturday..
But on Saturday 11/9/2010, I will be doing a tribute show for Slim Dusty as it will be 7 years on Monday 13/9/2010 since Slim passed away.
by Roddy De Souza on 11/2/2010 5:57am
My Mum used to sing this to me at bedtime when I was a Little -- And now I sing this to my twin daughters at bed time. They dont make songs like this anymore.... (Roddy De Souza - Age 32)
by Gary Grissom on 2/14/2011 2:24pm
This touching song perfectly mirrors the relationship my oldest sister had with her high school boy friend. After he went away to college, she dated and fell in love with another man. She wrote her "Dear John" to her former boy friend and he wrote a touching letter back to her. She broke down and had a long cry. Two months later this song was first played on the radio and when my sister heard it, she cried again.
by oscar on 2/28/2011 5:11pm
there will never be a piece like this. ever.
by farioscar on 2/28/2011 5:15pm
i have never heard anything like this before.this is simply romantic
by highlandsrebel on 5/8/2011 3:29pm
I was the other guy she fell in love with 48yrs ago.So everything worked out fine.
by Samuel nissy on 5/9/2011 11:08am
Its simply very very touching romantic song i heard soo far..
by tigergirl on 7/10/2011 5:23pm
Still love the guy I "dated through high school" though I'm also in love with my husband. I love this song and just had it sung to me at our high school reunion. Wow!
by Tracy Wilkinson on 8/26/2011 11:44pm
I'm 51 and remember my mother playing this when I was a little girl. I loved it then and love it more now. This is music real music
by tiffanyab on 10/5/2011 8:46am
my grandfather played this song for my grandmother on their 40th anniv.it was sooo sweet!
by tcm on 11/7/2011 11:36pm
This is the sweetest song and will forever and always remind me of my sophomore year boyfriend. That was almost 50 years ago, the song still makes me emember that boy.
by courtney on 1/20/2012 4:21pm
this is totally my favorite romance song ever. my father still sings this song to me almost evry night.i sing it to myself every day when i think of my x bf jonah.. i have a new bf now but this song reminds me of him. im going to telll the truth.i still love my x boyfriend jonah but hes already taken but i love my bf now so i can just live with it .this song will always be with me, and i will sing this song to my kids too.
by LUCY ALVIZURES on 4/16/2012 3:42pm
This son is sou quit.. I LOve
by kim on 5/26/2012 9:05pm
my pa who is 92 sings this to my ma its so romantic
by nice on 6/17/2012 11:02am
love this song. .
by ethiopian on 9/17/2012 6:22am
I wish i were born b4 70 years ago.
by angel on 1/23/2013 11:54am
that is cool and amzing
by Monica on 2/25/2013 1:29am
Such a beautiful song. Now a days they hardly make such meaningful songs and melodius anymore.
by deb on 4/15/2013 1:52pm
won this 45 record at a school carnival cake walk when I was just 6 yrs old. Still have (& sing) it today
by Mike on 7/20/2013 7:02pm
I remember lip syncing this song in a talent show when I was in 4th grade, I was laughed at my all my friends and class mates while performing, because I was serenading another girl while she sitting in a chair on stage. I won second place, and went on through school and ended up on the being a member of the Missouri state choir in national madrigal choir contests for a two years in a row. This song brings back many fond memories for an guy nearly 50.
by amanda mason 18/1/14 on 1/19/2014 4:00am
as i did love you alex who would forget that from last year from malta i was crazy about you i am still missing you.


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