"Rosalie" as written by and John Parker / Crompton....
I am just a cowboy, lonesome in the trail.
Starry night, campfire light, and the coyote calls where the howlin' winds will.
So I ride out to the ol' sundown. I am just a cowboy, lonesome on the trail.
Lord I'm just thinking about a certain female.
And the nights we spent together, riding on the range.
Looking back, it doesn't seem so strange.

Roll me over and turn me around. Let me keep spinning 'til I hit the ground.
Roll me over and let me go, riding in the rodeo.

I was took in Texas, I did not know her name.
But Lord all these southern girls, they seem the same.
But down below the border, in a town in Mexico,
I got my job busting broncs for the rodeo.

Roll me over ans turn me around, let me keep spinnin till I hit the ground.
Roll me over and let me go, running free with the buffalo.

Roll me over, and I'll turn around.
And I'll move my fingers up and down.
Up and down.

It's ok amigo, just let me go.
Riding in the rodeo.

Roll me over and turn me around, let me keep spinning till I hit the ground.
Roll me over and let me go, riding in the rodeo.
Roll me over and set me free, the cowboy's life is the life for me.

Lyrics submitted by dueyfinster

"Rosalie" as written by Philip Parris Lynott Brian Michael Downey

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    General CommentThis song is deadly, real classic rock'n'roll! I think it is about how much he likes this Girl called Rosalie and how she has a lot in common with him. I haven't heard the original Bob Segar one, but this song is class live!!
    dueyfinsteron May 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey covered this song because they had just gotten off a tour with Bob Segar and they were frustrated that he never played this song live, so they decided to do it themselves.
    samwaltonon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was about someone in radio - thus the references to the "tower," "favorite little record girl," you can "hear her fine" and she "makes the choices" - et cetera. Perhaps "Shine on me will you please" is a plea to play the singer's records on the air. :)

    I've never heard the original, but it would be tough to get any better than this - it's one of my favorites!
    Lindentreeon August 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI havent heard the original of this either - though when I first listened to the lyrics properly, it reminded me of being about - for lack of a better word - a slut. 'Rosalie' is everyone's favourite little record girl, the girl who struts around a small isolated hometown, and repeats. P: The bit where he says 'She knows music, I know music, too you see' i consider the opposite of what dueyfinster said. They DONT actually have a lot in common, i mean seriously, anyone who likes music in the first place knows a fair bit of it. The fact they both like it, is like him trying to put definition to his relationship with him, when in fact, its lust rather than love.

    And come on D:

    "Down on me, rosalie
    Shine on me will you please"
    that doesn't sound sus to anyone?

    Anyhow, thats just my opinion. Maybe its because I wanted to put a different perspective on the song, but nonetheless, its great.
    makeshift jesuson January 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commentto his relationship with her* ...
    makeshift jesuson January 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    wagggleon April 08, 2010   Link

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