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WHEN YOU WORE A TULIP AND I WORE A BIG RED ROSE (Music: Percy Wenrich / Lyrics: Jack Mahoney) American Quartet - 1914 Dolly Connolly - 1915 Walter Van Brunt - 1915 John & Emery McClung - 1927 Dolly Connolly (feat. in the film short "Dolly Connolly & Percy Wenrich") - 1928 Billy Jones & Ernest Hare - 1928 Virginia Verrill (dubbing for Jean Harlow in the film "Suzy") - 1936 Hoosier Hot Shots - 1937 Wallace Beery (feat. in the film "Stablemates") - 1938 Chick Bullock - 1939 Freddie "Schnickelfritz" & His Orch. - 1940 Judy Garland & Gene Kelly (feat. in the film "For Me And My Girl") - 1942 Allan Jones & The King Sisters (feat. in the film "Larceny With Music") - 1943 Don Ameche & William Bendix (feat. in the film "Greenwich Village") - 1944 Connie Haines & The Pied Pipers (feat. in the film short "Record Party") - 1947 Jimmy Dorsey & Original Dorseyland Jazz Band (vocal: Charlie Teagarden) - 1950 Jeanne Crain, Clifton Webb & Cast (feat. in the film "Cheaper By The Dozen") - 1950 The Platters - 1960 Michael Redgrave (feat. in the film "Oh! What A Lovely War") - 1969 Also recorded by: Cliff Edwards; Firehouse Five Plus Two; Eddie Rambeau; Fabulous Heftones; Slim Whitman; Chris Barber; Ken Collyer; Frankie Yankovic; Jerry Lee Lewis; Cliff Carlisle; Duck Baker; Bing Crosby; Alice Faye; Tiny Tim; Sidney Bechet; Sherwin Linton; Claude Thornhill ........... and many others. I met you in a garden in an old Kentucky town The sun was shining down, you wore a gingham gown I kissed you as I placed a yellow tulip in your hair Upon my coat you pinned a rose so rare Time has not changed your loveliness, you're just as sweet to me I love you, yet I can't forget the days that used to be When you wore a tulip, a sweet yellow tulip And I wore a big red rose When you caressed me, 'twas then heaven blessed me What a blessing, no one knows You made life cheery when you called me "Dearie" 'Twas down where the bluegrass grows Your lips were sweeter than julep when you wore that tulip And I wore a big rose . The love you vowed to cherish has not faltered through the years You banish all my fears, your voice like music cheers You are the same sweet girl I knew in happy days of old Your hair is silver, but your heart is gold Red roses blush no longer in your cheeks so sweet and fair It seems to me, dear, I can see white roses blooming there When you wore a tulip, a sweet yellow tulip And I wore a big red rose When you caressed me, 'twas then Heaven blessed me What a blessing, no one knows You made life cheery when you called me "Dearie" 'Twas down where the blue grass grows Your lips were sweeter than julep when you wore that tulip And I wore a big red rose (Contributed by Bette Carl - May 2002) (Updated by Mel Priddle & Lizzie - August 2014) ************** As recorded by JUDY GARLAND & GENE KELLY with David Rose & His Orch., July 26th 1942, Hollywood: [jg] Mister Kelly, if I may, Remind you to remember the day Of horseless carriages, And divorceless marriages. [gk] Dear Miss Garland, I presume That in your memory you've enough room To reach infinity, Or that vicinity. [jg] My heart booms Like it had a shot of adrenaline. [gk] Your heart booms At the thought of old lace and crinoline. [both] So hold your hats, for here we go To the dear dead days when a girl's best beau Had his heart in it, As he went to the spinet, And sang to her this charming serenade; When you wore a tulip, A sweet yellow tulip, And I wore a big red rose, When you caressed me, It was then heaven blessed me, What a blessing no-one knows. You made life cheery When you called me dearie, It was down where the blue grass grows. Your lips were sweeter than julip When you wore a tulip And I wore a big red rose. When you wore a tulip, Yes, you wore a yellow tulip, And I, and I wore a rose, [jg] A big fat rose! [both] When you caressed me, 'Twas then heaven blessed me, What a bless, what a bless, What a blessing no-one knows. You made life cheery When you called me dearie, It was down where the blue grass grows. Your lips were sweeter than julip When you wore a tulip And I wore a big red rose. (Transcribed by Peter Akers - December 2012)

    


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