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Rose Marie (song)

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Rose Marie (song)

Arthur Deagon 1908

"Rose Marie" is a popular song from the musical or operetta of the same name. In the original Broadway production in 1924, it was performed by Dennis King and Arthur Deagon,[1] as the characters Jim Kenyon and Sergeant Malone.[2] On three occasions the play has been made into a movie; 1928, 1936 and 1954.

The music was written by Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart, the lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II,[1] and became a hit in 1955 for the American country singer Slim Whitman.[3] Produced by Lew Chudd, Whitman's recording of the song spent 11 weeks at number one in the UK Singles Chart[4] - setting a record which was not beaten until 1991, when Bryan Adams spent 16 weeks at the top of that chart with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You".


  1. ^ a b "Rose-Marie". Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  2. ^ "Rose-Marie Production Songs". Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006).  
  4. ^ Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 20.  

External links

  • The song's entry on the Official UK Chart Company's website
  • BBC Radio 2 Sold on Song (entry for (Everything I Do) I Do It For You, which makes reference to Whitman)
Preceded by
"Dreamboat" by Alma Cogan
UK Singles Chart Number 1 single
Slim Whitman

22 July 1955 for 11 weeks
Succeeded by
"The Man from Laramie" by Jimmy Young

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