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Lyr Req: Rosalie (Michael Tarry)

Jonathan 06 Oct 98 - 03:31 PM
GUEST,julesgreschner@hotmail.com 23 Apr 05 - 04:21 AM
GUEST 23 Apr 05 - 06:50 AM
Big Tim 23 Apr 05 - 12:03 PM
Severn 23 Apr 05 - 04:35 PM
Jim Dixon 26 Apr 05 - 11:44 PM
GUEST,Guest 23 Sep 05 - 01:37 AM
GUEST 10 Apr 09 - 06:35 PM
GUEST,Rosalie 11 Apr 09 - 12:11 PM
GUEST,guest 15 Sep 09 - 01:18 PM
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GUEST,Carlos 25 May 11 - 11:08 PM
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GUEST,Mark UK 06 Mar 12 - 05:06 AM
GUEST,Geof 29 Mar 12 - 10:04 AM
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GUEST,Jolly Hobo 13 Dec 12 - 10:15 AM
GUEST 28 Dec 12 - 07:29 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 28 Dec 12 - 08:11 PM
GUEST,Paul 18 Apr 13 - 11:15 AM
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Subject: Looking for song called
From: Jonathan
Date: 06 Oct 98 - 03:31 PM

I am trying to find lyrics and information for a song I BELIEVE is called Rosalie. Some lyrics from the refrain are:


Rosalie, Rosalie, can I sing you a song
And tell you all my secrets
And tell you all my thoughts
There's nothing I'd like better, and there's nothing I would not do
For you, Rosalie.


Any information on artist, lyrics and recordings would be
very much appreciated.

Thanks - Jonathan
jkove@sunlife.com or koven@interlog.com


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Subject: RE: Help - Song called 'Rosalie'
From: GUEST,julesgreschner@hotmail.com
Date: 23 Apr 05 - 04:21 AM

Did you find the song/artist? Let me know


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Subject: RE: Help - Song called 'Rosalie'
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Apr 05 - 06:50 AM

Thin Lizzie played it!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Help - Song called 'Rosalie'
From: Big Tim
Date: 23 Apr 05 - 12:03 PM

It's a Mike Seeger song?


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Subject: RE: Help - Song called 'Rosalie'
From: Severn
Date: 23 Apr 05 - 04:35 PM

Chris Smither also does a "Rosalie" song that he wrote on both "It Ain't Easy" and "Honeysuckle Dog". I mean, if you actually have a Rosealee and you need to sing something to her.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rosalie
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 Apr 05 - 11:44 PM

Several people have written songs called ROSALIE:

Cole Porter wrote one that has been recorded by Nelson Eddy, Erroll Garner, Al Jolson, Sammy Kaye, Very Lynn, Louis Prima, The Searchers, Artie Shaw, and others.

Bob Seger wrote and recorded one. Thin Lizzy also recorded it.

Chris Smither wrote and recorded one.

Fats Domino recorded one which he wrote with Dave Bartholomew. The Searchers also recorded it.

Bobby Bare recorded one that Kurt Hertha and Henry Mayer wrote.

Muddy Waters wrote and recorded one. Son Simms also recorded it.

Mike Dowling wrote and recorded one.

The Kingsmen (of LOUIE LOUIE fame) recorded one that Rockin' Robin Roberts wrote.

The Mamou Cajun Band recorded one that is called "traditional."

I got this information from allmusic. You might try going there and following links to sound samples, and keep listening to different songs until you recognize the one you want.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROSALIE (Michael Tarry)
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 01:37 AM

"Rosalie" was performed by Michael Tarry in 1973. I have not found it on compact disc, though it may well appear on some seventies compilation or other. Used copies of the 45 single can be bought here and there on the Web.

I have transcribed the lyrics. My apologies for any errors.

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"Rosalie"
Michael Tarry
1973

She was a ballet dancer.
With the grace of a dove,
She would dance up above
In the other room.

I would invite her down to tea,
But she never would agree.
She didn't like my way of doing things;
(It)'s not her way.

And when the music played,
Like arrows in your heart,
Bleeding from the start,
She meant everything.

Make the answer lie within,
And your troubles not begin.
Can you make it that way for me?

(Chorus)
Rosalie, Rosalie, can I sing you a song?
And tell you all my secrets,
And tell you all my thoughts?

There's nothing I'd like better
And there's nothing I would not do
For you, Rosalie.

Of all the things we talked about,
It would never come across.
You would always get so cross
And ruin everything.

You know I tried my very best?
When I did I pleased you less;
There's no use in trying anymore.

(Chorus repeats)

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Michael Tarry was British but performed in Canada. Here's a brief Canadian Pop Encyclopedia entry about him:
jam.canoe.ca/Music/Pop_Encyclopedia/T/Tarry_Michael.html

The song ascended and descended the Canadian top-30 charts during June and July of 1973, according to this site:
www.webfitz.com/lyrics/Charts/1973/Ch197306.html
www.webfitz.com/lyrics/Charts/1973/Ch197307.html

Hopefully this information will be helpful, if not to the person who inquired so long ago, then to other people who are still searching for "Rosalie". The vocals and rich instrumentation sound lovely even today. They are very representative of their time.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rosalie
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Apr 09 - 06:35 PM

Here is what you are looking for. His name is Michael Tarry.

http://strider01.wordpress.com/2008/03/02/micheal-tarry-rosalie-and-the-summer-of-1973/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rosalie
From: GUEST,Rosalie
Date: 11 Apr 09 - 12:11 PM

Wow! I only knew about the Cole Porter one.
Rosalie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rosalie (Michael Tarry)
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 15 Sep 09 - 01:18 PM

You can listen to it on youtube. Search there for Michael Tarry.I just found it myself and I wish I could hear some of his other songs.He sounds great.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rosalie (Michael Tarry)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 May 11 - 01:43 AM

Thanks for you answer. I was looking for this for a long time. The question in 1998 and the answer in 2005 helped my in 2011


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rosalie (Michael Tarry)
From: GUEST,Carlos
Date: 25 May 11 - 11:08 PM

I was looking for this song too and this the only place I found it in.
Now I've the name to go with song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rosalie (Michael Tarry)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jun 11 - 07:22 AM

Anyone have the guitar chords for Rosalie?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rosalie (Michael Tarry)
From: GUEST,Mark UK
Date: 06 Mar 12 - 05:06 AM

Michael is my cousin, I live where he was born, Oldham near Manchester, uk. Had many a happy holiday in Canada to visit, quite some time ago!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rosalie (Michael Tarry)
From: GUEST,Geof
Date: 29 Mar 12 - 10:04 AM

I was in a band with Michael in the 60's and his brother Terry was our manager. That was before we all went our separate ways and Michael recorded Rosalie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rosalie (Michael Tarry)
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Oct 12 - 04:38 PM

Michael Tarry also had a beautiful song from the winter of 1969 called "All That I Love" .. very sentimental tune. I have 2 copies of that single along with Rosalie and another hit he had also. As a Canadian collector, our artists particularly from 1970 through 1974 picked up the slack of a declining English and American song writing skills relative to what had transpired in the 60s. Yet, our artists were all but ignored in AMERICA.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ROSALIE (Michael Tarry)
From: GUEST,Jolly Hobo
Date: 13 Dec 12 - 10:15 AM

Rosalie - Michael Tarry, 1973




She was a ballet dancer
With the grace of a dove
She would dance up above in the other room
I would invite her down to tea
But she never would agree
She didn't like my way of doing things - it's not her way

And when the music played
Like arrows in your heart
Bleeding from the start she meant everything
Make the answer lie within
And your troubles not begin
Can you make it that way for me

Rosalie, Rosalie can I sing you a song
And tell you all my secrets
And tell you all my thoughts
There's nothing I'd like better
And there's nothing I would not do
For you, Rosalie

Of all the things we talked about
It would never come across
You would always get so cross and ruin everything
You know I tried my very best
When I did it pleased you less
There's no use in trying anymore

Rosalie, Rosalie can I sing you a song
And tell you all my secrets
And tell you all my thoughts
There's nothing I'd like better
And there's nothing I would not do
For you, Rosalie

(repeat)


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Michael Tarry McDermott was born in Manchester, England and currently resides in Marmora (population 1671), Ontario. He came to Canada in the late '60's and was signed to Columbia Records for the release of one single in 1969 - All That I Love. This did not chart and Tarry was soon without a label.

Fortunately, he signed with WEA Records in 1973, and soon had a career-defining hit with the song Rosalie. This peaked the week of July 7, 1973, at position #12 on the CHUM Charts.


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Subject: RE:song - Rosalie (Michael Tarry)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 07:29 PM

Can anyone help me find the song? I have the lyrics but need the song because I named my daughter after that song. As an infant it was this song that came to mind and I sang to her as a fed her. It would be wonderful for her to hear the song she was named after. Has anyone got a clue how to access it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rosalie (Michael Tarry)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 28 Dec 12 - 08:11 PM

Rosalie (youtube).

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rosalie (Michael Tarry)
From: GUEST,Paul
Date: 18 Apr 13 - 11:15 AM

I had this idea of making a "Where are They Now" video about Micheal Tarry. I always loved that song Rosalie. And in almost the same week I had this idea, I learned he passed away. I am in touch with the family and may still make some kind of video, though not the one I originally intended.

Paul
info@paulweber.ca


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rosalie (Michael Tarry)
From: GUEST,Mark (Cousin in UK)
Date: 25 Jun 13 - 09:49 AM

Think that is a great idea, he was very talented and a video would possible make a fitting tribute..


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