Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)

Related threads:
Obit: Don Partridge (22 Sept 2010)-funeral Oct 4 (90)
Don Partridge (50)


Bugsy 27 Mar 01 - 11:46 PM
DonMeixner 27 Mar 01 - 11:58 PM
Bugsy 28 Mar 01 - 12:10 AM
DonMeixner 28 Mar 01 - 12:18 AM
Lanfranc 28 Mar 01 - 04:07 AM
Joe Offer 28 Mar 01 - 04:33 AM
Bugsy 28 Mar 01 - 05:29 AM
Kernow John 28 Mar 01 - 05:29 AM
Lanfranc 28 Mar 01 - 10:16 AM
Lanfranc 28 Mar 01 - 10:22 AM
GUEST,John 28 Mar 01 - 11:01 AM
GUEST,John Hill 28 Mar 01 - 11:03 AM
Bugsy 28 Mar 01 - 08:10 PM
Brakn 29 Mar 01 - 08:07 PM
GUEST,John Hill 19 Apr 01 - 07:28 AM
LR Mole 19 Apr 01 - 09:37 AM
GUEST,Sandy 08 Feb 09 - 07:01 PM
Leadfingers 08 Feb 09 - 07:20 PM
GUEST 15 Sep 09 - 12:22 PM
The Villan 15 Sep 09 - 05:23 PM
Herga Kitty 16 Sep 09 - 04:50 PM
alanabit 17 Sep 09 - 11:46 AM
GUEST,Simon Early 25 Sep 10 - 05:28 AM
GUEST 26 Sep 10 - 07:14 AM
GUEST,Kate 18 May 11 - 02:27 AM
GUEST,Strummer07 23 Jan 16 - 11:27 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 23 Jan 16 - 12:53 PM
Peter the Squeezer 23 Jan 16 - 01:32 PM
GUEST,Stewart Partridge (brother) 16 Feb 17 - 08:15 PM
Bugsy 16 Feb 17 - 10:52 PM
GUEST,guest RickS 17 Feb 17 - 06:15 AM
vectis 18 Feb 17 - 02:12 AM
GUEST,Stewart Partridge 20 Oct 17 - 07:23 PM
GUEST,Don Day 21 Oct 17 - 09:39 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:



Subject: Rosie
From: Bugsy
Date: 27 Mar 01 - 11:46 PM

Does anyone have the lyrics to this song recorded in the 60's by English busker Don Partridge.

The tune has been going round in my head for years but I cannot remember any of the words.

Cheers

Bugsy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: DonMeixner
Date: 27 Mar 01 - 11:58 PM

"They say her name is Rosie, she lives outside of town,

Rosies' very old now, her house is tumbling down."

If thats the song, I believe its a Tommy Makem tune. At least thats what the bass player says but can a bass player be trusted?

Don


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: Bugsy
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 12:10 AM

No that's not the one. It was definitely written and recorded by Don Partridge. He was originally a busker in London until he was "discovered" by Eamonn Andrews, a "TV Personality".

Cheers

Bugsy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: DonMeixner
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 12:18 AM

Bugsy,

Down load the Google search engine and type in Don Partridge, there is several entries re: Don Partridge, sites that have his poetry, a listing of albums. Abbey Records had Rosie listed as available still.

Don


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: Lanfranc
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 04:07 AM

Again the Francis archive of obscure songs comes to the rescue. I even have the sheet music to this one!

If it doesn't come up in Google, I'll post it or, if PM'd, fax the dots.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 04:33 AM

Hi, Lanfranc - if it's a good song you think somebody here might like, please post the lyrics.
-Joe Offer-


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: Bugsy
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 05:29 AM

I'll definitely pm you with my email, but by all means please post the lyrics.

Cheers

Bugsy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: Kernow John
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 05:29 AM

I used to run a folk club with a friend in Leyton in the 60s. One night I met Don in Oxford street and offered him a gig at the club. The week before the booking the Eamonn Andrews discovery happened, Don honoured the booking at the agreed measly sum and the club sold out we even had to borrow extra chairs from the local scouts. My friend bought his first used car (a Ford Anglia)on the proceeds.
I sadly didn't see Don again for many years until bumping into him in Totnes in Devon. By this time he was really down in the depths. A great pity and a sad loss to the world of music and poetry.
KJ


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: ROSIE (Don Partridge)
From: Lanfranc
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 10:16 AM

ROSIE
Don Partridge
 G	  A9	 C					G
Rosie, oh Rosie, I'd like to paint your face up in the sky.
G A9 C G
Sometimes, when I'm busy relaxing I look up and catch your eye.
Am7 B7 Am7 B7
Your eyes when they're widening bring thunder and lightning,
Bm7 E7 Am
And sunset strokes the colour of your skin.
Am7 B7 Am7 B7
Your eyes are so blue, I just think of a blue sky
Bm7 E7 Am Am7 D7
And bumble bees buzzing on the wind.

Rosie, oh Rosie, it's raining when you look the other way
Rosie, oh Rosie, your laughter brings the sunshine out to play
And though I just met you, will I silhouette you,
Or highlight golden shadows in your hair,
I'd paint in your minds eye up there in the blue sky,
And summer birds swimming through the air.

G A9 C G
Rosie, oh Rosie, I'd paint your face for all the world to see
G A9 C G
Rosie, oh Rosie, I'd like to paint your face eternally!


Inst. (Kazoo)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: Lanfranc
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 10:22 AM

Well, the line breaks got through, but what happened to the tabs!!

The chords are there, but not necessarily in the right places. Don played it in Bflat, so capo up 3 frets and play G as shown.

Don played down the Troubadour a few times before fame and fortune (albeit temporary) struck. I seem to recall that apart from his own songs (Rosie and Blue Eyes) he did a mean version of San Francisco Bay Blues.

Sad to hear it didn't bring him lasting happiness.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: GUEST,John
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 11:01 AM


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: GUEST,John Hill
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 11:03 AM

Wasn't Don Partidge the son of an english peer. I just can't remember his real name... ring any bells?


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: Bugsy
Date: 28 Mar 01 - 08:10 PM

Thank you Lenfranc. Do you remember one he did called Going Back To London? That was a good one too.

BTW, do you know what has happened to him in recent years.

I never did meet him but was quite taken by his style of music and also the one man band bit.

I know that he did go on a downward spiral so to speak, but would like to know where he is and what he's doing now.

Cheers

Bugsy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: Brakn
Date: 29 Mar 01 - 08:07 PM

He had a couple of other single,

Blue Eyes which did better in the charts than Rosie and one called Breakfast on Pluto that I don't remember at all.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: GUEST,John Hill
Date: 19 Apr 01 - 07:28 AM

Don Partridge didn't write "Blue Eyes" .. I still have the single


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: LR Mole
Date: 19 Apr 01 - 09:37 AM

He also did a movie theme called "Homeless Bones(The Lament of Gerard Arthur Ottley), from a movie called, appropriately, "Ottley", which I've never seen. Don't think it made it over the pond. I"ve got the album onn vinyl:a nice swinging version of "White, Brown and Black" and very funny liner notes. I saw him on the old Merv Griffin show, when but a lad.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: GUEST,Sandy
Date: 08 Feb 09 - 07:01 PM

Don actually has a new album out called 'The Highwayman'.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie
From: Leadfingers
Date: 08 Feb 09 - 07:20 PM

Havent seen Don for a couple of years ! He used to drop in to The Tap in Brentford now and then . I THINK he is based round Brighton these days .


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 12:22 PM

I think you're talking
about Rosie by Don
Partridge. It goes 'Rosie,
oh Rosie, i'd like to paint
your face up in the sky.
Sometimes, when i'm
busy, relaxing i look up
and catch your eye'.   
Shayleen.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: The Villan
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 05:23 PM

Eat your hearts out Partrigers

Rosie Don Partridge

Going Back To London Don Partridge

Breakfast on Pluto Don Partridge

Blue Eyes Don Partridge

Don_Partridge


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 16 Sep 09 - 04:50 PM

Snake hips Partridge, king of the street singers... John Heydon booked him for Herga in the 60s.

Kitty


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: alanabit
Date: 17 Sep 09 - 11:46 AM

Don only ever wanted to be a busker. The fun for him was making the money and blowing it - not having it. He has not come down in the world, because he never did give a damn about big stages and glitzy lights. He has fun, is loved by all the other buskers and he has always been in love with what he does for a living. His drum used to declare the legend "Inter Galactic Lord of the Wide Open Spaces". His happiest times were probably those spent travelling with his mate, the gifted comedian Phil Free.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: GUEST,Simon Early
Date: 25 Sep 10 - 05:28 AM

Don died on 21st Sep 2010 from a suspected heart attack. His body was found by a dog walker. It is thought Don suferred a fatal heart attack whilst walking from his home in Peacehaven to Newhaven over the Downs (a route he was well familiar with as he used to go shopping then come into Seaford for a few beers at the Office Bar).

He was a great guy - we all knew him well. We all had a busk with him on many occasions and he was the local genuine pop star.

Sorely missed.
simon


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Sep 10 - 07:14 AM

R I P, don we loved you


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: GUEST,Kate
Date: 18 May 11 - 02:27 AM

I was humming the tune Rosie and could only remember the last line, found this thread and thought it was amazing. Our beautiful pooch is called Rosie and I wanted to sing it to her. I remember the song (well not the words) and Don Partridge. He he had to be the best busker ever. I remember seeing him on TV a few times and he always left you feeling happy. Years have passed, sorry to hear he has gone now but his music is still going strong. Reckon he would have liked that. Thanks for all the interesting info,

Kate


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: GUEST,Strummer07
Date: 23 Jan 16 - 11:27 AM

They Played Don partridge" "Breakfast on Pluto on BBC Radio 2 thiis morning (23rd Jan) what a nice song ...
I have the lyrics OK ... anyone have a tab for it ??
He seems to play it on a 12 string guitar Capo'd at the 5th Fret.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC-3J5T6kDU
But would love some chords
Appreciate any help


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 23 Jan 16 - 12:53 PM

Can't help with that song but thought I'd contribute my memories of Don- he found fame via the Eamonn Andrews show in 1968- I remember that because I worked for Thames TV at Teddington at the time. I was also involved with the Marsden folk club in South Shields & well recall the night we had him booked for the Sunday night club.
He was on 'Top of the Pops' on the Thursday as he was No 4 in the charts with 'Rosie' at the time but he did turn up for his £12 or whatever it was, having travelled many a mile to do it... Just as well as the queue was twice round the pub AT 7PM!
Many years later (c2005?) I was at the Seaford folk club at the old 'Wellington' pub & was told Don was in the back bar. I was delighted to see him again- he said he didn't busk London any more- too much hassle up there, but he did busk the country towns like Horsham & Lewes.... I complimented him on having done the Marsden when he could have named his price at Newcastle City Hall that night... 'well, you was mates, wasn't you' he said- a comment which about sums up the kind of decent bloke he was...... RIP Don


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: Peter the Squeezer
Date: 23 Jan 16 - 01:32 PM

Rosie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxV-TIn2Kqo

Breakfast on Pluto

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X25Vow7_gLI


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Don Partridge: music recordings 1964-2005
From: GUEST,Stewart Partridge (brother)
Date: 16 Feb 17 - 08:15 PM

Any fans of Don Partridge, I've updated his record on Wikipedia. Whilst he did have drink problems through the years, he actually played, busked, wrote and recorded up until shortly before his death in 2010.

Before he became famous, in 1964/65 he made some great solo recordings of several British and Irish folk songs, and in 1966 recorded an album of British and US folk, gospel and blues songs with fellow busker Pat Keene as "The Brotherhood".

His hits Rosie, Blue Eyes and Breakfast on Pluto followed in 1968/69, all with the one-man band.

In 1969, after the Buskers' Albert Hall Concert and Tour of the UK, he founded folk-rock group Accolade together with guitarist Gordon Giltrap and others. They released a single and two albums (the second with Wizz Jones replacing Giltrap), and there is some great original stuff on those albums. Sometime after Accolade split up in 1971, Don founded a new group Slim Volume in Sweden, and toured with them.

Later albums recorded in Sweden included "Don Partridge & Friends" (one side was a live show in Stockholm), "Street Harvest" (1982) and then in the UK "The Highwayman" (about 2002) and "Uncreased" (2005). Whilst most of his life was spent busking with one or other variant of his one man band, his recordings span a much wider range of styles and music. In total, he wrote about 45 original songs.

Vocally, I believe that his best recordings were Nature Boy (1964 and 1970), Raggle Taggle Gypsies (1965), I Once Loved A Lass (1965), Blue Eyes (1968), Calico (1970), The Time I've Wasted (1971), Trans World Blues (1971), Foxy Little Girl (1982) and "The Highwayman" (2002).

I am in the throes of collecting together many of the rights on his full portfolio of music and recordings, with a view to reissue those on new vinyl pressings, CD, MP3 and high-res downloads. A website has been registered, and should be brought live later this year.

Just wanted you all to know that contrary to some early views in this stream, he did not waste away or fade away, but was active singing, composing and even touring for more than 40 years.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: Bugsy
Date: 16 Feb 17 - 10:52 PM

Thank you for the comprehensive info Stewart. I look forward to visiting your webpage when it's up and running.

Cheers

Bugsy


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: GUEST,guest RickS
Date: 17 Feb 17 - 06:15 AM

Good to be reminded of Don P - I have very fond memories of him ( & sometimes Pat Keene ) performing in Reading folk clubs c'66; he was always great entertainment, & with a fund of funny old ( music-hall? ) songs - I recall one that went 'one leg up & one leg down, like an old cock-sparrow, flyin' over Piccadilly wiv me bow & arrow' - & also that groovy snakeskin jacket he wore..


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: vectis
Date: 18 Feb 17 - 02:12 AM

I got to know Don fairly well when I ran the Seaford Folk Club and he told me that Rosie was based on his mother.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: GUEST,Stewart Partridge
Date: 20 Oct 17 - 07:23 PM

Interesting comment, Vectis. I am his brother, and he never told me that - but that doesn't mean you are wrong.

The main biographical song he wrote about his mother was "Elizabeth", recorded in Sweden as part of the "Street Harvest" album. It had a gypsy violin backing because our mother loved gypsy music.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Rosie (Don Partridge)
From: GUEST,Don Day
Date: 21 Oct 17 - 09:39 AM

I remember the weekend Jim Bainbridge was referring to in March 1968. Don played the folk club in Ryton on the Thursday at the same time as he was on Top of the Pops much to the confusion of the audience which was absolute capacity. They were even squinting through the frosted windows to see him.
The following night we took him to do his booking at Ashington where there was an enormous queue. Don took out his guitar and busked the queue from which he took ?17. That was ?2 more than his fee of ?15. He said he could never resist a queue.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 23 November 11:08 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.