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Lyr Req: The Ballad of Rose Mary (Milton J. Shapp)

GUEST,Allan S. 27 Apr 05 - 03:12 PM
Jim Dixon 30 Apr 05 - 08:16 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 07 Nov 11 - 08:30 PM
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GUEST,Joan Juner 08 Jun 12 - 05:23 PM
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Subject: BALLAD OF ROSEMARIE ROSE MARIE
From: GUEST,Allan S.
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 03:12 PM

Does anyone know the history of a song called "The ballad of Rosemarie or (Rose Marie) about the 18 minutes deleated by Nixon's secretary Woods. Supposedly written by Milton J. Sharp possibly shortened from Schapiro past govenor of Pennsylvania and AFL-CIO man of the year in 1963. He made a fortune on electronics and then went into politics.   I am researching the song for a friend.. Thanks Allan


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Subject: RE: History: Ballad of Rosemarie / Rose Marie
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Apr 05 - 08:16 PM

Nixon's secretary's name was Rose Mary Woods, often misspelled as Rosemary. Here's an article about her at Wikipedia, showing her picture on a TIME Magazine cover. She died this year.

I found a song called IF I HAD A FRIEND LIKE ROSEMARY WOODS written and recorded by Bill Horwitz on his album "Lies, Lies, Lies," 1993. From a sound sample:

If I had a friend like Miss Rosemary Woods,
How simple my life would be!
I'd just give all my problems to Rosemary Woods
And she would erase them for me.
Each time I was wrong, or each time that I lied,
Or somebody made me scared,
I would simply report them to Rose Mary Woods
And she would make them disappear....


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Subject: RE: History: Ballad of Rosemarie / Rose Marie
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Apr 05 - 08:36 PM

According to this radio station playlist, there is a song called THE BALLAD OF ROSEMARY WOODS recorded by Milton J. Shapp & Sue Levenson, a 45-rpm single on the Camp Hill label.


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Subject: RE: History: Ballad of Rosemarie / Rose Marie
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Apr 05 - 08:45 PM

Milton J. Shapp (not Sharp; and shortened from Shapiro, not Schapiro) was indeed governor of Pennsylvania. Click the link for a biography, but it doesn't mention songwriting.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Ballad of Rosemary Woods (M Shapp)
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 02:57 PM

I have a 45 RPM called "Thr Ballad of Rose Mary" written by Ex Pennsylvania Governer Milton Shapp.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Ballad of Rosemary Woods (M Shapp)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Nov 11 - 08:30 PM

Guest- Recording data and any other data on the recording?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Ballad of Rosemary Woods (M Shapp)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Nov 11 - 11:42 AM

These lines are quoted in a newspaper article, "Songwriter Shapp Bemoans Tape Issue, Energy Crisis" from the Washington, PA, Observer-Reporter, Jan 14, 1974:

Rose Mary, oh, Rose Mary, please relate
To our head of state
He must make things perfectly clear
Yes, my dear
He must tell what the bleep went on at Watergate.

Here's another quote from "Governor Shapp Sings His Song for Newsmen" from the same newspaper, Jan. 18, 1974:

Listen, my friends, while I relate a tale of mystery,
A tale so scary, hardly anyone knows,
Except Rose Mary, how deep it goes.

Another quote from "Governor's in Tune with Nation's Blues" from the Milwaukee Journal, Jan 14, 1974:

For 18 minutes you sat there alone
With your foot on the pedal and your hand on the phone,
Then something happened that was mighty, mighty weird....

Rose Mary, oh, Rose Mary, please relate
To our head of state
He must make things perfectly clear
Yes, my dear
He must tell what the bleep went on at Watergate.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Ballad of Rose Mary (Milton J. Shapp)
From: GUEST,Joan Juner
Date: 08 Jun 12 - 05:23 PM

I have that 45 rpm, The reverse side is "No Sortage of Love"
Does anyone know how much it is worth ?
It is in fairly good condition


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Ballad of Rose Mary (Milton J. Shapp)
From: GUEST,Joan Juner
Date: 08 Jun 12 - 05:45 PM

Sorry, I meant No Shortage of Love. was the flip side
CAMP HILL
Records
1001A
Arranged by David Saturen
Produced by Milton J. Shapp
1974
Nothim Music
Publishing Co.
BMI
Time 2:40
The Ballad of Rose Mary
Milton J Shapp
Sus Levinson



Also if worth anything please let us know, in dire straights
right now
disgruntledpowkr@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Ballad of Rose Mary (Milton J. Shapp)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 10:15 PM

If anyone has this record, "The Ballad or Rose Mary" by Milton Shapp, please let me know. I am interested in acquiring it for my collection. Thanks! ericconner827@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Ballad of Rose Mary (Milton J. Shapp)
From: GUEST,snick
Date: 24 Feb 14 - 11:21 PM

Guest, you may want to check ebay


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Ballad of Rose Mary (Milton J. Shapp)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Aug 18 - 05:56 PM

THE BALLAD OF ROSE MARY (lyric)...
Listen, my friends, while I relate a tale of mystery called Watergate...
A tale so scary, hardly anyone knows,...
Except Rose Mary, how deep it goes.......
Rose Mary, oh, Rose Mary, help us solve this mystery...
Rose Mary, oh, Rose Mary, you found your place in history...
For 18 minutes you sat there alone...        
With your foot on the pedal and your hand on the phone,...
Then something happened that was mighty, mighty weird.......
All the words on your tape just disappeared...
Rose Mary, oh, Rose Mary, that tape was in your custody...
Rose Mary, oh, Rose Mary, didn't you know the fuss there'd be...
Now the experts tell us your sorry for the first...
Americans have a right to know what happened to those words...
The feeling grows and the White House knows that your silent due to loyalty
Please speak up Rose Mary don't be hesitant, as yet our President doesn't belong to royalty
Rose Mary, oh, Rose Mary, you’re not out of the Woods
Rose Mary, oh, Rose Mary, start spilling the goods
You were so quick to judge John Sirica
That revelation was a sensation, it shocked the nation
Now everyone’s waiting for you to sing...
Rose Mary, oh, Rose Mary, everyone knows those eighteen minutes did not go missing
Somebody had a darn good listen
Will wonders never cease, and may Checkers Rest in Peace
Rose Mary, oh, Rose Mary, please relate...
To our head of state, you must make this perfectly clear
Yes, my dear...
He must tell what the bleep went on at Watergate....


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