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Red Roses For A Blue Lady
Words and Music by Sid Tepper and Roy Brodsky - 1948
Number 2 on the Hit Parade in 1949, played for 12 weeks.
C            Ebdim           Dm7 -              G7 C6
F6 Dm7              G7       C -                 G7        
C            Ebdim Dm7    Edim   F6 Dm7        G7 C               Am7
D7 - G9 G7
C - B7 -
E7 - A9 -
Dm7 G7 Em           Am -
D7 - G9            G7 -    Em   F#dim  G7
C - B7 -
E7 - A9 -
Dm7 Ab+             Fm6 C A9
Dm7         D#dim C6                G7 C -         (G7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
It happened in a flower shop just the other day,
When I went to order a bouquet.
I walked up to the florist but before I could begin,
A man rushed in and then I heard him say:
I want some Red Roses For A Blue Lady,
Mister Florist take my order please,
We had a silly quarrel the other day,
Hope these pretty flowers chase the blues away.
Wrap up some Red Roses For A Blue Lady,
Send them to the sweetest gal in town,
And if they do the trick, I'll hurry back to pick,
Your best white orchid for her wedding gown.

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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