Roses are red    (video)    (intro) (midi)

 

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    Roses are red, my love, du du du du.

 

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1. A long, long time ago on graduation day,

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    you handed me your book,      I signed this way.

 

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Roses are red, my love, violets are blue,

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sugar is sweet, my love, but not as sweet as you.

 

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2. We dated through high school, and when the big day came,

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    I wrote into your book        next to my name.   +  CHORUS

 

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    Then I went far away, and you found someone new,

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    I read your letter, dear, and I wrote back to you.

 

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Roses are red, my love, violets are blue,

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sugar is sweet, my love, good luck, may God bless you.

 

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3. Is that you little girl, she looks a lot like you,

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    someday some boy will write      in her book, too.  + CHORUS

 

(capo 3rd; midi = no capo : verse 1 = G-C-F-G-C etc.)  

 

    (Bobby Vinton)