Rosetta
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Lyrics


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Rosetta, my Rosetta
In my heart, dear, there's no-one but you
For you told me that you loved me
Never leave me for somebody new

You made my whole life a dream
And I prayed that you'd make it all come true
Rosetta, my Rosetta
Please say that I'm just the one, dear, for you

Rosetta, my Rosetta
In my heart, dear, there's no-one but you
For you told me that you love me
Never leave me for somebody new

You made my whole life a dream
And I pray that you make it all come true




Rosetta, my Rosetta
Please say that I'm just the one, dear, for you

Overall Meaning

The song "Rosetta" is a classic love ballad, performed by Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys in their signature Western swing style. The song tells the story of a man who is deeply in love with a woman named Rosetta. He professes his love for her, saying that there is no one else in his heart but her. Rosetta has told him that she loves him too, and he implores her to never leave him for someone else. He believes that she has made his whole life a dream, and he hopes that she will make that dream come true by saying that he is the one for her.


The lyrics of "Rosetta" are simple and straightforward, but they convey a deep sense of love and devotion. The song is a classic example of the Western swing genre, with its mix of country, jazz, and blues influences. The plaintive vocals of the singer are backed by a lively instrumental arrangement, featuring fiddle, guitar, and steel guitar. The resulting sound is both upbeat and romantic, making it a favorite among fans of Western swing music.


Line by Line Meaning

Rosetta, my Rosetta
Addressing a loved one named Rosetta


In my heart, dear, there's no-one but you
Expressing deep affection for Rosetta and telling her that she is the only one in the singer's heart


For you told me that you loved me
Recalling how Rosetta expressed her love for the singer


Never leave me for somebody new
Asking Rosetta to remain faithful and not to leave the artist for someone else


You made my whole life a dream
Acknowledging the positive impact of Rosetta's presence in the artist's life


And I prayed that you'd make it all come true
Expressing hope and faith in Rosetta's ability to make the singer's dreams come true


Rosetta, my Rosetta
Repeating the opening line as an emphasis of Rosetta's importance to the singer


Please say that I'm just the one, dear, for you
Asking Rosetta to confirm that the artist is the only one for her and solidifying their commitment to each other




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Comments from YouTube:

@cybertronian2005

Stunning vocal performance from Wills

@harpandguitar-peopleandmus5086

Gotta love Bob Wills.

@thendrjazz

From the second of 3 June 1937 sessions. The first 2 are the only sessions where Cecil Brower {MiltonBrown, Lightcrust Doughboys etc.] joins the Wills fiddle section. That may explain the marvelous sweet sound of this background to Wills own vocal.

@jimwills2094

Is this Bob's Rosetta? Do you know who the people other than Bob are in the video? Bob was my great uncle.

@randomandrare

They're just random pictures Jim

@lovinraftqueenofnite7708

Did Bob do this for a girl named Rosetta? That's my name and my mom named me after this song.

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