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ADD: I Don't Want Your Red, Red Roses (Rosselson)

08 Aug 21 - 06:04 PM (#4115875)
Subject: Lyr Add: I Don't Want Your Red, Red Roses
From: GUEST,Leon Rosselson: Turning Silence into Song

Also on Frankie Armstrong's I Heard a Woman Singing

I DON'T WANT YOUR RED, RED ROSES
(Leon Rosselson)

I donít want
I donít want
I donít want your red, red roses anymore, anymore, anymore

Well Now, I know you wonít believe me, and youíll say that Iím just playing
But Iíve got a funny feeling that youíre not the one for me
And I donít want you oh my darling, I donít want you for a lover
For your ways are too demanding and youíll never let me be

So, I donít want your red, red roses
I donít want your diamond droppings
I donít want your chequebook kisses anymore, anymore, anymore

I was one for your collection and you wore me like a medal
I was just your decoration but you never knew my name
Well Iím not your pretty baby, and Iím not your little lady*
So you better find another crazy partner for your game

And I donít want your red, red roses
I donít want your diamond droppings
I donít want your chequebook kisses anymore, anymore, anymore

So itís farewell and forever and I canít say that Iím sorry
We have broken words together now thereís nothing more to say
And thereís no use trying to tell me we could ever make it better
It would be the same old story, it would end the same old way

So, I donít want your red, red roses
I donít want your diamond droppings
I donít want your chequebook kisses anymore, anymore, anymore



*Alt: 'Cos Iím not your little baby, and Iím not your lovely lady*
from Bringing the News from Nowhere: Songs by Leon Rosselson (Published in 1992 by Fuse Records, pp. 24-25)


08 Aug 21 - 10:15 PM (#4115883)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I Don't Want Your Red, Red Roses
From: Joe Offer

I got a little confused by the way the message was introduced. I didn't THINK it was posted by Leon Rosselson, but I didn't know. I added the title and songwriter information to the post above, and the one alternate line from the songbook.

"I Don't Want Your Red, Red Roses" was written by Leon Rosselson. It appeared on Frankie Armstrong's 1984 Flying Fish album, I Heard a Woman Singing.

Here's the Frankie Armstrong recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7_5kLSDOZ4

Here's the Leon Rosselson recording, from his Turning Silence Into Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQEJ4Yx-xUs - but the singer on this cut is Frankie Armstrong. Did Frankie Armstrong do the cut on the Rosselson album, or is this a mistake?

And finally, here's a Nancy Kerr performance of the song, from her "Leon Rosselson Song a Day" project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkSnq0gAtlo


Did Rosselson not record the song?


09 Aug 21 - 04:06 AM (#4115889)
Subject: RE: ADD: I Don't Want Your Red, Red Roses (Rosselson)
From: Reinhard

Leon Rosselson's CD included the recording from Franke Armstrong's earlier album. See my discography's entry on Turning Silence into Song.