Sunday, October 10, 2010

cracklin' rosie








whether you think it's a lady of the evening or a crackling rosé wine, this song keeps you warm at night. forty years ago it became his first number one hit (the monkees took his song 'i'm a believer' there in 1966). he was inspired by his visit to a reservation in northern canada where the men without female companionship would get a bottle of cheap wine that they called cracklin' rosie. the wine became their women for the weekend.















cracklin' rosie, get on board
we're gonna ride till there ain't no more to go
taking it slow
lord, don't you know
have me a time with a poor man's lady
hitchin' on a twilight train
ain't nothing there that i care to take along
maybe a song
to sing when i want
don't need to say please to no man for a happy tune

oh, i love my rosie child
she got the way to make me happy
you and me, we go in style
cracklin' rosie you're a store-bought woman
you make me sing like a guitar hummin'
so hang on to me, girl
our song keeps runnin' on

play it now
play it now
play it now, my baby

cracklin' rosie, make me a smile
god if it lasts for an hour, that's all right
we got all night
to set the world right
find us a dream that don't asks no questions, yeah

oh, i love my rosie child
you got the way to make me happy
you and me, we go in style
cracklin' rosie, you're a store-bought woman
you make me sing like a guitar hummin'
so hang on to me, girl
our song keeps runnin' on

play it now
play it now
play it now, my baby

cracklin' rosie, make me a smile
god if it lasts for an hour, that's all right
we got all night
to set the world right
find us a dream that don't asks no questions, yeah

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