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Cracklin’ Rosie Lyrics

Cracklin’ Rosie lyrics and music were written and recorded by Neil Diamond in 1970. Married to a catchy and dynamic melody and arrangement, at first glance, once could be forgiven for believing that the lyrics suggest some a devotion to a lady of the night. However . . . . .

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Cracklin’ Rosie Lyrics

Cracklin’ Rosie, get on board
We’re gonna ride till there ain’t no more to go
Taking it slow
Lord, don’t you know
Have made me a time with a poor man’s lady

Hitchin’ on a twilight train
Ain’t nothing there that I care to take along
Maybe a song
To sing when I want
Don’t need to say please to no man for a happy tune

Oh, I love my Rosie child
She got the way to make me happy
You and me, we go in style
Cracklin’ Rose, you’re a store bought woman
You make me sing like a guitar hummin’
So hang on to me, girl
Our song keeps runnin’ on

Play it now
Play it now, my baby

Cracklin’ Rosie, make me a smile
Girl if it lasts for an hour, that’s all right
We got all night
To set the world right
Find us a dream that don’t ask no questions, yeah

Oh, I love my Rosie child
You got the way to make me happy
You and me, we go in style
Cracklin’ Rose, you’re a store-baught woman
You make me sing like a guitar hummin’
So hang on to me, girl
Our song keeps runnin’ on

Play it now
Play it now
Play it now, my baby

Cracklin’ Rosie, make me a smile
God if it lasts for an hour, that’s all right
We got all night
To set the world right
Find us a dream that don’t ask no question, yeah

Some Interesting Facts About Cracklin’ Rosie Lyrics and Neil Diamond

“Cracklin’ Rosie” is a song written and recorded by Neil Diamond in 1970, with instrumental backing by L.A. sessions musicians from the Wrecking Crew, from his album Tap Root Manuscript. In October 1970, the song became Neil Diamond’s first American Number 1 hit on The Billboard Hot 100, and his third to sell a million copies.  cracklin' rosie lyrics
It was his breakthrough single on the UK Singles Chart, reaching  Number 3 for four weeks in November and December. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 17 song of 1970.

It also reached Number 2 on both the Australian Singles Chart and the Irish Singles Chart. Its best performance was in New Zealand where it stayed at number one for 5 weeks at the end of the year.

The single version released by Uni Records was in mono, while the album version from Tap Root Manuscript was in stereo.

Meaning Behind the Lyrics

Married to a catchy and dynamic melody and arrangement, at first glance, once could be forgiven for believing that the lyrics suggest some a devotion to a lady of the night:

Oh, I love my Rosie child
You got the way to make me happy.
You and me, we go in style …
Cracklin’ Rose, you’re a store bought woman
You make me sing like a guitar hummin’ …

However, the reality is, that Cracklin’ Rosie is a type of wine. Neil Diamond heard a story about a native Canadian tribe while doing an interview in Toronto, Canada – the tribe had more men than women, so the lonely men of the tribe would sit around the fire and drink their wine together – which inspired him to write the song.

The title has also been interpreted to be a misspelling of a rosé wine which is “crackling” – a U.S. term equivalent to pétillant or lightly sparkling. A Crackling Rosé is produced by, for example, Paul Masson Vineyards and Beckett’s Flat.

Many Neil Diamond fans have traditionally believed the crackling wine he was referring to was Sparkling Mateus Rose, a medium quality, low priced artificially carbonated wine favored by college students on the West Coast of the U.S. during the late 1960s and early 1970s, or Richards Wild Irish Rose, an alcoholic beverage produced by Centerra Wine Company, which is part of the Constellation Brands organization.

References:
Jackson, Laura (2005). Neil Diamond: His Life, His Music, His Passion. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-707-6. pp. 70-71.

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